Two Killed in Clashes Between Egyptian Police and Islamist Protesters

The Muslim Brotherhood have been banned by the military-backed interim government


Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and police in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria, the authorities say.

The violence occurred during marches by the banned Muslim Brotherhood, the Interior Ministry said.

Egypt has seen a series of violent protests since President Mohammed Morsi was deposed by the army in July 2013.

A crackdown on the Brotherhood, to which Mr Morsi belongs, followed his ousting.