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Egypt: Dozens killed in clashes between protesters and security forces


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Egypt: Dozens killed in clashes between protesters and security forces

More than 40 people have been killed in Egypt during protests outside of the capital city Cairo.

In Alexandria, Egyptian police and security services reportedly fired round after round at Muslim Brotherhood supporters. At least 10 people were killed and a further 100 injured,according to state media.

In the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, seven people were said to have died

Emergency services reported that eight protesters were killed in clashes in the Mediterranean town of Damietta, five in Fayoum south of Cairo, and four in the Nile delta town of Tanta.

They said that eight people were killed in Alexandria and four in Port Said.

The bloodshed has been condemned internationally. Many fear Egypt is returning to the military dictatorship which kept former president Hosni Mubarak in power for 30 years.

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