Published On: Mon, Jul 8th, 2013

Egyptian army shooting leaves over 40 dead, hundreds injured as Muslim Brotherhood supporters call for a ‘rise up’ in violence

A deadly shooting at the site of a protest by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, has left dozens of people dead.

The Egyptian health ministry said at least 42 people had been killed and more than 300 injured in the incident early on Monday morning.

photo courtesy of Mahmoud Gamal El-Din

photo courtesy of Mahmoud Gamal El-Din

The shooting outside of the Republican Guard headquarters, near to the Raba El Adwyia mosque, is said to be the fault of the Egyptian army. The military is blaming the attacks on so-called “terrorist” groups who were threatening to storm the facility believe to house the ousted Morsi.

A doctor told Al Jazeera that “the majority of injured had gunshot wounds to the head”.

The Brotherhood said the dead and the injured have been taken to a makeshift hospital in Nasr City, a neighborhood in the Egyptian capital.

Al Nour, Egypt’s second-most prominent Islamist party after the Muslim Brotherhood, has said it will withdraw from negotiations with the interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood has called for its supporters to “rise up” against those who want to steal the revolution. 

Liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei expressed dismay at the bloodshed, sending a message on Twitter that read “Violence begets violence and should be strongly condemned. Independent Investigation a must. Peaceful transition is only way.”

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