Three Egyptians killed in Port Said clashes

Morsi opponents smashed and damaged several shops they thought were owned by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, witnesses said.

Three Egyptians killed in Port Said clashes

Worldf Bulletin / News Desk

Three people were killed and 25 others wounded in separate acts of violence in Egypt's coastal city of Port Said.

Mohamed Attiya, 18, died of gunshot wounds sustained during clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, a medical source told the Anadolu Agency.

Eyewitnesses said the clashes erupted while Morsi supporters were returning from the burial ceremony of Amr Haridi, one of those killed in the vicinity of Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in the wee hours of Saturday.

The mourners clashed with Morsi opponents, leaving five wounded with gunshots.

The Morsi supporters fled the area after they were outnumbered.

But clashes flared up later and one person was shot in the leg, according to witnesses.

Mohamed Khaled Abdu, 25, was burned inside his shop after tens of residents put shops owned by suspected Islamists ablaze.

Morsi opponents smashed and damaged several shops they thought were owned by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, witnesses said.

Security sources said Sherif Radi, 28, died of gunshots to the chest while being treated in Ismailia General Hospital.

Medical sources said Port Said hospital had received 21 wounded, one of them was sent to Ismailia for treatment.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was deposed by the army on July 3 after mass demonstrations against his regime.

Since then, his supporters have been staging daily protests and sit-ins to denounce the military coup against the elected president.

Last Mod: 29 Temmuz 2013, 09:31
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