3 pro-Morsi protesters reportedly killed in Cairo

Two demonstrators were killed when security forces used live ammunition to disperse a pro-Morsi rally following the Eid prayers in the Abu Zaabal neighborhood

3 pro-Morsi protesters reportedly killed in Cairo

World Bulletin/News Desk

Three supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi were reportedly killed Monday in Cairo, a source in Morsi's main support bloc said.

Two demonstrators were killed when security forces used live ammunition to disperse a pro-Morsi rally following the Eid prayers in the Abu Zaabal neighborhood in northern Cairo, the source in the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy told Anadolu Agency.

At least 15 protesters were also injured, the source said.

The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the embattled Muslim Brotherhood, also confirmed the fatalities on its Facebook page.

A female protester was also killed and several others were injured when security forces dispersed a protest in Nasr City in eastern Cairo, the source said.

A police spokesman, however, denied reports about any fatalities on Monday.

"No fatalities were reported in Monday's protests," Ayman Helmi told Anadolu Agency.

A Health Ministry official also dismissed reports about fatalities on Monday.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was ousted by the military last year following massive opposition protests against his administration.

Ever since, Morsi supporters have been staging rallies to denounce what they describe as a "military coup" against the elected president.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Temmuz 2014, 13:21

Muhammed Öylek

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