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2 killed in Egypt's pro-Morsi protests

Two people were killed and three others injured on Friday during clashes between security forces and protesters who support ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in the capital Cairo, a Health Ministry official told Xinhua.

"The two fell dead in Cairo's Matariya neighborhood after being injured during the violence," the official said, noting the injuries included cuts, fractures and cartouche shots.

Also on Friday, a number of pro-Morsi marches were staged in various provinces across the country, including Cairo's neighboring city Giza, Menia, Beheira and Beni Sweif, where official media said Morsi's supporters set four police vehicles on fire. A number of protesters were arrested.

Since Morsi's removal by the military in July last year, his loyalists have been holding constant anti-government protests, denouncing his removal as "a military coup."

Over the past 10 months, security crackdown on Morsi's loyalists has left more than 1,000 killed and thousands others arrested.

[Source: Xinhua, Cairo, 11Jul14]

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