Egypt

Thirteen Killed in Clashes Between Police and Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Protestors

Muslim Brotherhood, demonstrations in support, have been banned

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Thirteen people were shot dead as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police across Egypt on Friday, defying an ever-widening state crackdown on the movement that ruled the country until six months ago.

Islamists opposed to the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi in July have been holding daily demonstrations, even since the army-backed government declared his Brotherhood a terrorist group last week, increasing the penalties for dissent.

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