10 Dead in Egypt Clashes

Security forces shot into crowd: sources

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 5, 2013 10:18 AM CDT | Updated Jul 5, 2013 2:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – At least three people are dead in Cairo after security forces opened fire on supporters of the freshly-ousted president Mohamed Morsi, security sources tell Reuters. While an army spokesman says the military did not use live rounds, the BBC reports that forces fired at a crowd of Muslim Brotherhood supporters as they gathered outside the Republican Guard barracks where Morsi is being held.

Other violent clashes have been reported in cities across Egypt as thousands of Morsi supporters gathered to protest the military coup that removed the country's first democratically elected leader from power. Across the country, 10 people have been killed and 210 wounded in the clashes, the AP reports, citing a Health Ministry official. Earlier, the army had said it would support the planned rally, citing the rights of "peaceful protest and freedom of expression." Click for more of today's developments.

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are seen through an Islamist flag as they chant slogans during a rally near the University of Cairo, Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013.   (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Supporters of ousted Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a rally, in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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