Two dead in Egypt as Morsi backers clash with police

Egyptian police stand guard outside the police academy in Cairo on September 27, 2014Two people were killed Friday when supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with police and residents outside Cairo, security officials said. In the province of Fayoum, south of the capital, violence erupted after Morsi supporters staged a protest following Friday prayers, leading to the death of a 19-year-old student. Security officials said police used tear gas after protesters fired birdshot at them. The exact cause of the student’s death was not immediately clear, said health ministry official Medhat Shukri.

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