Violent Protest Leaves 6 Dead in Egypt

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Cairo: At least six people were killed on Friday in clashes between pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in Cairo, the health ministry said.

Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi had held small marches after the morning prayers for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Police officials said the protesters attacked security forces stationed in Cairo’s Talbiya district near the Giza pyramids.

The health ministry did not give details of those killed. Protest clashes were also reported in the village of Nahya near Cairo.

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