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World Briefing: 2 Killed in Political Violence in Egypt

Two protesters were killed in clashes in Egypt between Islamist demonstrators and their opponents after midday prayers on Friday, the final day of campaigning ahead of next week’s presidential election, the authorities said. The Health Ministry said one person was killed in Cairo and another in the town of Fayoum, about 50 miles southwest of Cairo. At least 23 people were wounded, the ministry added. In the northern Cairo district of Matareya, violence broke out during a protest by Muslim Brotherhood supporters, security officials said. The officials said that some anti-Brotherhood residents opened fire at the Islamist rally, but several protesters claimed the shots were fired by security forces dressed in civilian clothes, based on the type of weapons used in the shooting.

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(via NY Times)