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Death Toll From Egypt Protests Rises To 49

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January 26, 2014 AT 11:08 AM
Egyptian officials say the death toll from clashes between security forces and protesters on the third anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising has risen to 49. The Health Ministry, quoted by the official MENA news agency on Sunday, said another 247 were wounded. The agency quotes the Interior Ministry as saying 1,079 were arrested. Security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists. Pro-army civilians joined the police in some of the clashes.