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An Egyptian grieves for supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who were killed in overnight clashes with security forces, at a field hospital in Nasr City, Cairo, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Clashes erupted early Saturday in Cairo between security forces and supporters of Morsi, killing scores of protesters and overwhelming field hospitals with the wounded, in an outburst of violence that put the possibility of political reconciliation in the deeply divided nation ever further out of reach. Arabic on headband of man holding the Quran reads, "There is no God but God and Mohammed is his messenger."  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
An Egyptian grieves for supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who were killed in overnight clashes with security forces, at a field hospital in Nasr City, Cairo, Saturday, July 27, 2013. Clashes erupted early Saturday in Cairo between security forces and supporters of Morsi, killing scores of protesters and overwhelming field hospitals with the wounded, in an outburst of violence that put the possibility of political reconciliation in the deeply divided nation ever further out of reach. Arabic on headband of man holding the Quran reads, "There is no God but God and Mohammed is his messenger." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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(AP) A Health Ministry official says the death toll in weekend clashes in Cairo between supporters of Egypt's ousted president and security forces backed by armed civilians has risen to 72.


Khaled el-Khateeb, head of the ministry's emergency and intensive care department, says another eight died in clashes in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. In a Sunday statement, he said 792 people were wounded in both incidents, which spanned Friday and early Saturday.


The Cairo violence took place when pro-Morsi protesters sought to expand their sit-in camp by moving onto a nearby main boulevard, only to be confronted by police and armed civilians.


It was the deadliest single outbreak of violence since the military ousted Morsi in a July 3 coup that followed protests in which millions demanded he step down.


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