World Bulletin / News Desk
Rallies staged by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi came under attack in several Egyptian cities on Friday.
Six pro-Morsi demonstrators, including one woman, were killed when their rally came under fire in the canal city of Ismailia.
A pro-Morsi march also came under fire by unidentified gunmen outside Cairo's Al-Azbakiya police station while moving toward Ramses Square in the capital's downtown district.
Morsi supporters were also attacked with teargas in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya.
Pro-Morsi demonstrators are staging a fresh wave of rallies in several Egyptian cities today to protest Wednesday's violent dispersal of their two main protests sites in Cairo and Giza.
"Our revolution is peaceful; we will continue to mobilize without violence or sabotage," the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a pro-Morsi coalition of largely Islamist parties and figures, said in a Friday statement.
Egypt has been in a state of turmoil since security forces on Wednesday violently dispersed two major protest camps set up by Morsi supporters in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and Giza's Nahda Square.
The Health Ministry has said that at least 638 people had been killed in nationwide violence since Wednesday, including 288 in Rabaa and 87 in Nahda.
However, the official death toll remains far below that given by the pro-Morsi alliance, which has put the number of deaths from the Rabaa sit-in alone at some 2,600.