Muslim Brotherhood says at least 250 dead in Cairo crackdown

CAIRO, Qahirah, Aug 14, 2013 (AFP)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said at least 250 people were killed and over 5,000 injured Wednesday in a police crackdown on two major protest camps held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

“250+ confirmed deaths. Drs saying most critical patients will die from their bullet wounds. over 5000 wounded. biggest massacre since #coup,” Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad said on Twitter.

There was no independent confirmation of the Brotherhood toll.

An AFP correspondent at the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp had counted 17 bodies at the makeshift morgue there.

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