Egyptian army fires into pro-Morsi crowd: Dozens killed

Rick Moran
Seeking to break up a demonstration that was blocking a key road artery in Cairo, the Egyptian army apparently fired live ammunition into a crowd of thousands of pro-Morsi supporters, killing dozens and wounding many hundreds. Exact numbers of dead and wounded are hard to come by. Al-Jazeera claims 120 have died with over 1000 wounded. This Reuters report tallies 57 dead with on scene reports saying that up to 80 were killed. The Muslim Brotherhood echoes the al-Jazeera number of 120 dead while claiming 4,500 wounded. Whatever the number, the change in tactics by the police appears to have ratcheted up the crisis a couple of notches. Reuters: Men in helmets and black police fatigues fired on crowds gathered before dawn on the fringes of a round-the-clock sit-in near a mosque in northeast Cairo, Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood said. "They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill," said Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad. "The bullet wounds are in the head and...(Read Full Post)

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