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Muslim Brotherhood HQ torched and ransacked


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Muslim Brotherhood HQ torched and ransacked

The headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the Egyptian capital Cairo, has been left abandoned after a night of deadly clashes between opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi.

Eight people were killed and dozens more were wounded.

After the staff fled, looters roamed through the six-storey building, making off with office equipment and other items from inside.

One anti-government protester explained how Muslim Brotherhood guards opened fire: “This isn’t an office, this is the Muslim Brotherhood Fortress. They were shooting live ammunition. Even when an ambulance tried to pass, they’d fire at it!”

The Brotherhood’s offices in Alexandria and in several other cities have also been attacked in recent days.

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