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250 dead in Cairo crackdown : Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said at least 250 people were killed and over 5,000 injured in a police crackdown on two major protest camps held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

world Updated: Aug 14, 2013 13:37 IST

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said at least 250 people were killed and over 5,000 injured on Wednesday in a police crackdown on two major protest camps held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.



"250+ confirmed deaths. Drs saying most critical patients will die from their bullet wounds. over 5000 wounded. biggest massacre since #coup," Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad said on Twitter.



There was no independent confirmation of the Brotherhood toll.



An AFP correspondent at the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp had counted 17 bodies at the makeshift morgue in Cairo.

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