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7 killed in overnight clashes in Egyptian capital


CAIRO (WKOW) – A senior Health Ministry officials says seven people are dead after overnight clashes erupted between police and supporters of Egypt's ousted president.

Khaled el-Khateib says the violence broke that out late Monday and carried on into the early morning hours on Tuesday in four different locations in Cairo injured 261 people.

Thousands of supporters of Mohammed Morsi, who was overthrown by the military, were protesting to reinstate Morsi as president.

Egypt's military deposed Morsi on July 3 after days of street protests calling him to step down.  The ousted president's supporters say he was ousted by a military coup that overturned democratic rule.

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