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53 killed, over 200 wounded as Egypt protests turn violent

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Egyptian celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War were marred by a fresh wave of violence, with at least 53 people killed and over 200 wounded in clashes between police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. RT's Arabic team also got caught in the turmoil in Cairo, with producer Ahmad al-Ashqar getting injured in the right leg in Giza's Dokki district. At least 53 people were killed and 268 others injured across Egypt, AFP cited senior health ministry official Ahmed al-Ansari as saying. At least 45 individuals were killed in Cairo and another five south of the capital, according to the official. Deputy Interior Minister General Sayed Shafiq told local media that the security situation is now "under control" in Cairo. At least 423 people were arrested in Cairo and Giza during clashes on Sunday, the country's Interior Ministry said. According to the Ministry's Facebook page, 180 people were detained in Giza, and another 243 people were apprehended in downtown Cairo. http:/ ctualidad.rt.com/



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