Clashes in Egypt's Alexandria leave two dead
Egyptian police have been clashing with Islamist protestors since the oust of former president Mohammed Morsi in July (File Archive/AFP)
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Violent clashes between Islamists and police authorities in Egypt's Alexandria late Wednesday left two people dead, according to Reuters.
The Ministry of Interior said that the violent clash erupted during two separate pro-Muslim Brotherhood marches.
“They (the Brotherhood protesters) blocked the road... set shops on fire, burned a citizen’s car, fired guns and bird shot and clashed with and terrorized the people,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Some residents reportedly exchanged fire with the Brotherhood protestors which led to the death of the two people. The ministry further reported that 3 police officers were wounded in the clashes and 10 others were arrested.
Earlier Wednesday, Egyptian police fired tear gas and water cannons at pro-Morsi protestors near Cairo's defense ministry.
Police and Islamist supporters have been clashing since the oust of former president Mohammed Morsi in July.
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