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Egypt: Islamists killed in attempted jailbreak

August 19, 2013

THIRTY-SIX Islamist prisoners have been killed during an attempted jailbreak, bringing to almost 800 the toll in five days of violence since Egypt moved to crush supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The violence, the deadliest in Egypt’s recent history, comes amid a relentless security crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement that includes the arrest of top Islamist leaders.

The Australian

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