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Africa North
Two More Killed in Cairo Clashes, Death Toll Reaches 56
2013-02-01
[An Nahar] Two more people died in festivities between police and protesters near Cairo's Tahrir Square earlier this week, the health ministry said Thursday, bringing to 56 the number of deaths nationwide in a week of violence.

The two -- a 26-year-old male and another unidentified man -- were shot in the head and chest during festivities late on Tuesday night and shuffled off the mortal coil overnight, health ministry front man Ahmed Omar said.

The protests took a violent turn on Saturday after a court sentenced 21 residents of the canal city of Port Said to death for their involvement in football-related violence last year.

Anger on the street has been directed mainly at Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and his Moslem Brderbund movement who have been accused of monopolizing power and failing to reform post-revolt Egypt.
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