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Egypt: More deadly attacks following day of violence in Cairo


There have been two more fatal attacks in Egypt, a day after bloody clashes left at least 50 people dead.

Gunmen shot dead five soldiers sitting in a car at a checkpoint in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia.

In the southern Sinai town of al Tour, two people were killed by a car bomb next to a government building.

In Cairo, a rocket propelled grenade was fired at a state-owned satellite TV station wounding two people

However in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, calm had returned after clashes at the weekend.

Thousands of Mursi supporters had battled with security forces and army supporters on Sunday as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel.

More than 50 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were killed and another 270 injured. More than 200 Islamists were arrested.

The Muslim Brotherhood has called for Egyptians to stage more protests this week against the army takeover and to gather in Tahrir Square on Friday.

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