Mohamed Morsi Breaking News: Governments Condemn Shootings in Egypt

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Mohamed Morsi Breaking News: Governments Condemn Shootings in Egypt

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Governments all over the world have reacted strongly to the clashes between Egyptian troops and supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi that have left dozens dead. Britain called for movement toward free and fair elections and agreement on a democratic constitution while Turkey's Islamic-rooted government, which had formed an alliance with the ousted Islamist leader and has criticized his overthrow, was quick to condemn the killings. The Ministry of Health said at least?51 people were killed and 435 injured in clashes near the Republican Guard headquarters in the Egyptian capital. Supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi had been holding a sit-in near the compound. Reuters cited the Egyptian military as saying "a terrorist group" had tried to storm the building. Egyptian soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of the ousted president. The violebnce left at least 40 people killed, including one officer, outside a military building in Cairo where demonstrators had been holding a sit-in, government officials and witnesses said.

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