Egypt says 43 policemen killed in clashes

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Posted: Aug 14, 2013 3:15 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Forty-three members of Egypt's police force were killed on Wednesday in clashes with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, the interior minister said.

Mohamed Ibrahim was speaking at a televised news conference after the security forces moved to break up two sit-ins by supporters of Mursi. He said the two protest camps in Cairo had been completely cleared.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Alison Williams)