Egyptian protesters cover their faces from tear gas smoke during clashes in Cairo, on August 30, 2013
Egyptian protesters cover their face from tear gas smoke during clashes between supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces, in Cairo, on August 30, 2013. Five civilians have died as opponents and supporters of Morsi clashed in several cities, the health ministry said. © Mohamed el-Shahed - AFP/File
Egyptian protesters cover their faces from tear gas smoke during clashes in Cairo, on August 30, 2013
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Last updated: August 31, 2013

Five civilians killed in latest Egypt clashes

Five civilians died in clashes in Egypt on Friday when opponents and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed in several cities, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Three were killed in clashes in the Giza district in Cairo, one in the canal city of Port Said and one in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, the ministry said in a statement.

Thousands of Morsi's supporters had marched across the country on Friday denouncing the July 3 coup that overthrew the Islamist president.

Separately, the interior ministry said two policemen were killed in militant attacks on Friday in North Sinai, where security forces have been battling a semi-insurgency since Morsi's overthrow.

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