Six die in clashes as Egypt celebrates Eid ul-Fitr

Clashes near Cairo between Egyptian police and supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi have turned deadly. Authorities say it is the most violent such unrest in months.

The violence erupted when over 500 Brotherhood supporters staged a march in Giza, which is part of greater Cairo, after morning prayers to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the start of the major Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr. At least six people were killed.

Smaller clashes quickly escalated into deadly violence with the use of live ammunition and shotguns according to an official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with Egyptian regulations.
 
 
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