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Two killed in Egypt clashes

Posted on Jan 25 2014 | IANS

Cairo, Jan 25 : At least two people were killed Saturday during clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces in Upper Egypt's Menia governorate.

Amid tight security, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets across the country Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of the Jan 25 uprising that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak, Xinhua reported citing state TV.

Meanwhile, the police fired tear gas and bird-shots to disperse several pro-Morsi marches led by the Muslim Brotherhood, currently banned by the interim government as a "terrorist organisation". Several Brotherhood supporters were injured and others were arrested.

Early Saturday, an explosion took place outside a police institute in Cairo's Ain Shams district with no casualties reported.

On Friday, a string of explosions rocked Cairo killing six people and wounding about 100 others, while nearly 15 people were killed in clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters nationwide.

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