At least 44 dead in Egypt clashes

Updated: 2013-10-07 04:26


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At least 44 dead in Egypt clashes

Anti-Mursi protesters cover their faces from tear gas during clashes with the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi along a road at The Ramsis square which leads to Tahrir Square during a celebration commemorating Egypt's 1973 war with Israel in Cairo October 6, 2013. [Agencies]

CAIRO - At least 44 people were killed during protests across Egypt on Sunday, a security source and the state news agency said.

"So far the death toll is 44 and over 100 are injured," a security source told Reuters.

State news agency MENA put the number of wounded at 246 in clashes that erupted after supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets.