205 Egyptians killed in post-June 30 political violence

At least 205 people, both civilians and security personnel, have been killed in political violence that has engulfed Egypt since the June 30 protests that led to the ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi

205 Egyptians killed in post-June 30 political violence

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 205 people, both civilians and security personnel, have been killed in political violence that has engulfed Egypt since the June 30 protests that led to the ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi, according to a tally compiled by Anadolu Agency.

Thousands of injuries have also been reported within the same period.

Most of the fatalities occurred in the capital Cairo, and Giza, where at least 98 people have been killed.

At least 39 others were killed in the Sinai Peninsula and 18 in the coastal city of Alexandria.

Another 50 were killed in rural governorates, including Matrouh, Assiut, Beni Sueif, Ismailia, Suez, Port Said, Kafr al-Sheikh, Qalioubiya, Daqahliya and Sharqiya.

Egypt has been in the throes of political violence since June 30, when mass protests were staged nationwide to demand Morsi's ouster.

On July 3, army overthrew Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, suspended the constitution and installed the head of Egypt's constitutional court as interim president.

Supporters of Morsi have since taken to the streets nationwide in mass demonstrations and sit-ins to defend his democratic legitimacy and demand his reinstatement.

The single biggest number of fatalities occurred outside Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo, where at least 51 pro-Morsi demonstrators were killed and hundreds injured on July 8.

The Muslim Brotherhood accused security forces of gunning down its supporters as they performed morning prayers.

The army and police, meanwhile, said that protesters attacked the Republican Guard compound and security personnel, killing two police officers and an army officer.

Last Mod: 26 Temmuz 2013, 12:15
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