Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Son of spiritual leader killed

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans before clashes broke out with Egyptian security forces in Ramses Square (AP)
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans before clashes broke out with Egyptian security forces in Ramses Square (AP)

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says a son of its spiritual leader was killed during fierce clashes in central Cairo, as hundreds of Islamist supporters of the country's ousted president remained barricaded inside a mosque.

The group's political arm said on its official website that Mohammed Badei's son Ammar was killed on Friday when the Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets in a Day of Rage - ignited by anger at security forces over clearing two sit-in camps earlier in the week, leaving hundreds dead.

Meanwhile, hundreds remained inside the al-Fatah mosque in Cairo after barricading themselves inside overnight. A Muslim cleric there said there were ongoing negotiations with the military to have protesters safely leave.

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