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  10/15/2013, Cheshvan 11, 5774

Amnesty: Live Ammo Was Used on Pro-Morsi Protesters


Egyptian security forces used live ammunition on October 6 to disperse supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi who were also attacked by men with firearms and swords, Amnesty International said Monday.

At least 49 people were killed and hundreds wounded in Cairo alone as security forces used "excessive and unwarranted lethal force" to disperse pro-Morsi crowds, said the human rights watchdog, according to the AFP news agency.