Egypt: 2 policemen, army officer killed in clashes

Associated Press
An Egyptian man cries outside a morgue after carrying the corpse of his brother killed near the Republican Guard building in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 8, 2013. Egyptian soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of the ousted president early Monday in violence that left dozens of people killed, including one officer, outside a military building in Cairo where demonstrators had been holding a sit-in, government officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian spokesmen say troops and police guarding the Republican Guard complex came under "heavy gunfire" early Monday, killing two policemen and an army officer. The ensuing violence also left 42 protesters killed, according to other officials.

The police and army spokesmen spoke at a press conference giving their version of early-morning clashes in Cairo.

Army Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali says another 42 troops were injured, including 8 in a critical condition.

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