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Egypt: 51 dead in clashes with Islamic insurgents

October 8, 2013

EGYPT stumbled deeper into turmoil after a national holiday celebrating the military turned to mayhem, leaving 51 dead across the country and exposing the deep divisions plaguing the nation.

The high death toll in Sunday’s clashes between security forces and Islamist protesters came as crowds from Egypt’s two rival camps – supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, and backers of the military that deposed him – poured into the streets and turned on each other.


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