Egyptian students from the Cairo Universty holds up an Islamist Jihadist flag during their demonestartion inside the grounds of their campus in the capital, Cairo on March 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED
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A 13-year-old boy was shot dead on Wednesday in southern Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of deposed President Mohammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, a health official said.And in Qalubiya province, north of Cairo, two Egyptian soldiers were killed in a shootout with Islamist militants, the Interior Ministry said, adding six militants were killed and eight arrested in a raid on a weapons storage facility. Political violence, which has dogged Egypt since a popular uprising toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, is expected to intensify as the country prepares for a presidential election, due in a few months, that army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily. The Interior Ministry said 12 protesters were arrested.Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, killed hundreds of its supporters and arrested thousands.
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