39 of those slain in Sunday clashes killed by live fire

Forty-one of those slain in Sunday's nationwide clashes between demonstrators and security forces were killed by gunfire, including 39 killed by live ammunition

39 of those slain in Sunday clashes killed by live fire

World Bulletin/News Desk

Forty-one of those slain in Sunday's nationwide clashes between demonstrators and security forces were killed by gunfire, including 39 killed by live ammunition, a source with Egypt's Forensic Authority confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Monday.

State news agency MENA quoted Khaled al-Khatib, head of emergency at the Health Ministry, as saying that 53 people had been killed and 271 injured in the violence that engulfed Egypt on the same day it celebrated the 40th anniversary of its 1973 military victory against Israel.

Egypt's Forensic Authority, an affiliate of the Justice Ministry, has not issued a report on the causes of protesters' deaths during yesterday's clashes.

The forensic source, meanwhile, told AA that the authority had only received and examined 41 bodies so far.

Forensic doctors, he added, would examine the remaining bodies as soon as they arrived.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, for its part, has demanded an international investigation into the deaths of unarmed pro-democracy protesters.

Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 21:20
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