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Freedom and Justice Party members killed by anti-Morsi protesters

February 8, 2014 at 4:45 am

Three members of the Freedom and Justice Party have been killed in protests against President Mohammed Morsi. The FJP is the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

One of those killed was a student who was shot in Zagazig in the north-east of Cairo on Thursday. Two others were killed in a separate incident in Al-Mansoura on Wednesday.

FJP spokesman Ahmed Shehata said that 22 year old Husam Shawqi was shot in the heart by assailants believed to be part of Tamarod, the group coordinating the campaign to oust the democratically-elected Morsi. A number of other people were wounded in the attack by a crowd estimated to be 1,000 strong, said Shehata.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health announced that two FJP members were killed in clashes with opposition groups when the latter attacked a mosque after the sunset prayer on Wednesday in Al-Mansoura in the Nile delta. At least 20 people were wounded in the attack.

In separate incidents in Bashbeesh, eyewitnesses said that anti-government protestors set fire to residential buildings owned by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The protesters also smashed three cars owned by Brotherhood members and prevented fire engines and police from getting to the scene.