Clashes kill 34 in Egypt as street battles erupt

Associated Press
Supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi clash in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Rival crowds of supporters of Egypt's military and backers of the Islamist president deposed by the army poured into streets around the country Sunday, as a holiday marking the anniversary of the last war with Israel turned into a showdown between the country's two camps. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says 34 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of the ousted Islamist president.

Street battles raged for hours in Cairo and other parts of the country as authorities tried to separate rival crowds supporting Mohamed Morsi and the military.

Authorities said 30 died in Cairo.

The clashes took place on a national holiday celebrating the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Mideast war.

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