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State media reports ten dead in rally clashes

Last modified: 4 Jul 2013 02:44

At least 10 people were killed when opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed after the army announced his removal on Wednesday, state media and officials said.

Gunfire broke out as rocks and bricks flew during fighting in Alexandria, witnesses said.

At least three people were killed in the Mediterranean city, state news agency MENA reported. An earlier report said at least 50 people were wounded.

One of the dead was a woman stabbed in the stomach, MENA said.

The other two were men hit by birdshot.

"We are dealing with the situation. We have called for security reinforcements in the area," said senior police officer Sherif Abdelhamid.