Soldiers killed in Egypt clashes

Five Egyptian soldiers have been shot dead near the Suez Canal. It comes after 51 people were killed in clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and Egyptian security forces and their backers.

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Deadly bomb attack on government building in Sinai

An explosion near a state security building in South Sinai in Egypt has killed at least two people and injured 48, medical sources said. Witnesses said the explosion was caused by a car bomb.

Residents and tourists watch smoke rising near a state security building in South Sinai. Credit: Reuters

Attacks by Sinai-based fighters have risen sharply since the army toppled former president Mohamed Morsi, and promised a roadmap to new elections.

Last month an army spokesman said daily attacks by al-Qaeda inspired militants have killed more than 100 members of the security forces.

Rocket-propelled grenade fired at Cairo satellite station

A rocket-propelled grenade has been fired at a state-owned satellite station in Cairo, wounding two people, security officials have said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, gunmen killed five Egyptian soldiers near the Suez canal as further violence swept the country.

Egypt has experienced widespread unrest since Mohamed Mursi was removed from office by the army in July.


Egypt death toll rises to 53 after bloody day of clashes

The death toll from clashes in Egypt has risen to 53 as calm returned to the streets after one of the bloodiest days since the military toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July.

State radio said security forces had regained full control of Egypt.

In addition to the dead, the Health Ministry said 271 people had been wounded in the clashes. Most of the casualties were Mursi supporters, security sources said.

Death toll rises to 51 after violent clashes across Egypt

Security forces and Islamist protesters have clashed around the country, leaving 51 killed, Associated Press reports.

Protesters throw stones during a clash between supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Credit: REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Crowds from Egypt's two rival camps - supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, and backers of the military that deposed him - poured into the streets and turned on each other.

Riot police fire rubber bullets and tear gas during the clashes. Credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Yesterday's death toll of 51 was the highest on a single day since August 14 when security forces raided two sit-in protest camps by Morsi supporters, killing hundreds


Dozens killed in clashes during Egypt national holiday

Clashes between pro-Morsi supporters and police have taken place in Cairo on a national holiday celebrating the 40th anniversary on the start of the 1973 Mideast war.

A riot police officer, on a armoured personnel carrier surrounded by anti-Morsi protesters. Credit: Reuters
Anti-Morsi protesters (bottom) clash with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters Credit: Reuters
An anti-Morsi protester (L) covers his face from tear gas during clashes Credit: Reuters

Riot police fire tear gas on to pro-Morsi supporters

Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with police and local residents of the Ramses Square area of Downtown Cairo today as they attempted to march on Tahrir Square.

The state news agency MENA quoted the health ministry as saying the casualty toll had risen to 28 dead and more than 90 wounded.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas Credit: Reuters
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans Credit: Reuters
Protester runs from tear gas released by riot police Credit: Reuters
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