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At least seven dead in Alexandria clashes


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At least seven dead in Alexandria clashes

At least seven people have been killed in Egypt’s second city of Alexandria, after clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.

More than 100 people were also wounded in the latest street battles, according to health officials.

The unrest came as Mursi was placed under investigation for murder. The inquiry centres on claims that he conspired with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to escape from jail during the 2011 uprising – killing some prisoners and officers.

The Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the accusations.

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