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UN Chief Calls to Investigate Egypt Violence

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the latest wave of bloodshed in Egypt, calling for an independent inquiry into violence which left at least 51 people dead.

Ban's spokesman Martin Nesirky said the UN leader was "deeply disturbed" by the killings.

"The Secretary-General condemns these killings and calls for them to be thoroughly investigated by independent and competent national bodies, and those responsible need to be brought to justice," Nesirky said, according to the statement which was quoted by AFP.

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