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Morsi supporters clash with security forces in Cairo

Egyptian police detain a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood during clashes in the northern port city of Alexandria on January 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR

CAIRO: Fierce clashes broke out between supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohammad Morsi and Egyptian security forces in Cairo on Friday, security sources said, hours after a suicide bomber attacked a major police compound in the capital.

The fighting took place on the road that leads to the Pyramids of Giza, with about 2,000 Islamists gathering. Some burned tyres and hurled petrol bombs at security forces, who responded by firing tear gas.

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