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Mansour sworn in as Egyptian head of state; Morsi held by army; at least 14 killed in clashes

Posted By admin On July 4, 2013 @ 5:32 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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July 4, 2013

After a turbulent 24 hours in which Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the army and hundreds of thousands rallied across the country, Constitutional Court chief Adli Mansour was sworn in as interim head of state on Thursday.

At least 14 people were killed and hundreds wounded in clashes between opponents and supporters of Morsi, following his removal late Wednesday. Morsi and several senior officials of his Muslim Brotherhood movement were being held at various locations by security services.

The Egyptian prosecutor’s office also ordered the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood’s top leader, Mohamed Badie, and his deputy, Khairat el-Shater, judicial and army sources said.

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