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3 die in fresh violence during Egypt protests

With the military beefing up security,tens of thousands took to the streets Friday in a determined push for the return to power

Written by Associated Press | Cairo | Published: July 21, 2013 12:48:35 am

With the military beefing up security,tens of thousands took to the streets Friday in a determined push for the return to power of Egypt’s ousted Islamist leader,while Mohammed Morsi’s opponents staged rival rallies.

In the only reported deadly violence Friday,angry residents of the delta city of Mansoura clashed with pro-Morsi protesters. Gunshots and birdshots were fired,though it was unclear by whom,security officials said.

A local rights activist Abdullah el-Nekeity said three women were killed and 13 people were injured. A statement from Muslim Brotherhood party said those killed were supporters of the ousted government.

Meanwhile,on Saturday Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour formed a 10-member committee of legal experts to amend the Islamist-drafted constitution.

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