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6 killed, 190 injured in Egypt's Friday clashes: health ministry

At least six people were killed and 190 were injured in clashes between security forces as well as citizens and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi during Egypt's Friday protests, the Health Ministry reported.

In a press release, the ministry said two people were killed in Cairo, three in Giza and one in Port Said.

On Friday, medical officials and state-run media said that 11 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in skirmishes between supporters of Morsi and citizens, and in attacks launched by unknown militants against police stations in different governorates.

Also, more than 350 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested on the same day, according to official news agency MENA.

Meanwhile, the National Alliance for Supporting Legitimacy, a pro-Morsi bloc comprising 33 Islamic movements, announced on Saturday that the protests will continue on a daily basis against what they said is an "oppressive coup."

In a statement, the Alliance called on the citizens to activate "peaceful civil disobedience," which aims to hinder the movements of the security forces and force them to retreat.

The statement added the consecutive arrests of the Muslim Brotherhood's top leaders cannot stop the crowds from taking to the streets, where new field leaders will emerge.

[Source: Xinhua, Cairo, 31Aug13]

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