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Islamist protests in Egypt fizzle amid clampdown; at least 3 dead
Islamist protests in Egypt fizzle amid clampdown; at least 3 dead

Two Egyptian army officers were killed in targeted attacks Friday, officials said, even as a government clampdown appeared to have staved off a call by Islamist groups for mass protests, which would have been the first such large-scale street unrest in months. More than 15 months after an estimated 1,000 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi were killed by security forces, the attempt by Islamist groups to bring supporters out in a show of popular support appeared to have fizzled. At least one demonstrator was shot dead and about a dozen were reported hurt in scattered protests that broke out in parts of Cairo, the coastal city of Alexandria and other locales. On the...

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