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Two killed in Morsi supporters, opponents clashes

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At least two Egyptian protesters have been killed and several others injured during violent clashes between opponents and supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, security sources say.

A 10-year-old boy was shot dead in the port city of Suez and a man was killed in the central city of Minya. Over a dozen people have also been injured in Friday’s clashes.

Security forces fired tear gas and plastic-coated bullets to scatter protesters near the al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Morsi supporters also rallied outside el-Salam Mosque east of the capital.

The protesters say they will press ahead with their calls for an end to the military rule and Morsi’s reinstatement.

Morsi’s supporters have been holding regular demonstrations to condemn the interim government’s harsh crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the arrest of its leaders and members.

They have been demanding justice for Brotherhood supporters killed in the army crackdown following Morsi’s ouster in early July.

The army-backed interim government has launched a bloody crackdown on pro-Morsi protests led by the Muslim Brotherhood.

About 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi supporters and security forces after police dispersed their protest camps in a deadly operation on August 14.

The massacre sparked international condemnation and prompted world bodies to call for an independent investigation into the violence.

Morsi is currently in prison as he faces trial over his involvement in the death of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012.

Hundreds of supporters of the group have been killed in clashes with the army over the past few months.

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