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4 Morsi supporters reportedly killed in Cairo

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glassed-in defendant's cage during his trial on charges related to the prison breaks at the height of the 18-day 2011 uprising against his predecessor Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)

CAIRO: Four people were killed late Friday when security forces dispersed a rally staged by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in eastern Cairo, a source in the pro-Morsi National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy said.

The four, including two women, were killed when policemen used live bullets to disperse the rally in Ain Shams district, the source said.

Several protesters were reportedly injured in the dispersal, according to the source.

Security officials could not be reached for comment.

Morsi's supporters staged a fresh round of rallies on Friday to protest the results of Egypt's presidential election, which showed an overwhelming victory for former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the movement from which Morsi hails, and supporters of the ousted president had largely boycotted the vote.

The presidential election was the second step in an army-imposed roadmap for Egypt's political transition following Morsi's overthrow.

 

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