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16 Islamists shot dead in Cairo: Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian security forces shot dead 16 Islamist activists early on Monday during a protest in Cairo calling for ousted president Mohamed Morsi to be reinstated, the Muslim Brotherhood said.

world Updated: Jul 08, 2013 10:42 IST
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Egyptian security forces shot dead 16 Islamist activists early on Monday during a protest in Cairo calling for ousted president Mohamed Morsi to be reinstated, the Muslim Brotherhood said.

"Sixteen people were killed and a hundred others injured, many of them in serious condition," the group's spokesman Ahmed Aref told AFP. Police barricades prevented journalists from accessing the area.

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