Mursi supporters targeted: 16 killed

At least 16 people were killed and 200 wounded by gunmen outside Cairo University. The offices of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) continue to be attacked and set on fire.

Mursi supporters targeted: 16 killed

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 16 people died and 200 others were wounded when gunmen fired at a Cairo rally supporting Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi just outside of Egypt's oldest state-run educational institution, Cairo University late on Tuesday night.

Medics said, pro-Morsi supporters were mainly formed by undergraduates who got together in front of the university in the Giza Governorate where they had come under attack by the group called "Baltaji" carrying arms overnight.

Some witnesses claimed "Baltaji"s opened fire on Morsi supporters, yet on the other hand some demonstrators claimed that police forces opened fire on them by using automatic guns.

Anadolu Agency reporter witnessed security forces leaving the area while the clashes continued.

Clashes between supporters and opponents

At least seven people have been killed and many injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammad Mursi in the Giza Governorate on Tuesday.

Medical sources told Anadolu Agency that four people were killed and scores injured in clashes in the district of Imbaba.

Three others were killed in the district of Ben El-Sarayat, where thousands of supporters assembled in the nearby Al Nahada square in a show of solidarity with the president and to defy demands for his resignation.

More than 15 people were also injured in violence in Faisal Street in Giza. Mursi supporters were on their way to join Al Nahada Square rally.

Medical sources said at least 15 people were wounded in clashes in the Ket Kat district, north of Giza.

Mursi supporters and foes also clashed in 6th of October City, 38km from the capital Cairo, with casualties reported.

Clashes were also reported in different cities and governorates with at least 25 people injured in the coastal city of Alexandria, 220 km north of Cairo.

In the city of Banha, Qalyubia Governorate, more than 15 people were injured when a march by Mursi’s supporters came under fire.

The office of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in the city was also set ablaze.

Violent clashes also erupted in the Nile Delta city of Kafr el-Dawar. There were no reports of casualties.

Protesters stormed and ransacked the FJP office in the Fayyoum Governorate, 100 km of Cairo.
At least 25 people had earlier been killed in violence since June 23.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2013, 09:21