CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said at least 100 people were killed and over 2,000 injured Wednesday in a police crackdown on two major protest camps held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
“100+ dead & 2000+ wounded,” Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad said on Twitter. There was no immediate independent confirmation of the tolls.
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Egypt’s interior ministry said security forces have “total control” over the smaller of two protest camps in an operation Wednesday to clear away supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Al-Nahda Square was “totally under control” and “police forces have managed to remove most of the tents in the square,” the ministry said.
A security official told AFP that dozens of Morsi supporters had been arrested with the help of residents from the area.