Reports: Egyptian Troops Open Fire On Morsi Supporters

Updated 9:48 a.m.

Egyptian troops opened fire Friday on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi marching toward the Republican Guard headquarters, according to media reports. A BBC correspondent at the scene said there were casualties.

Reuters reported that at least three protesters were fatally shot by the army, citing security sources. Agence France-Presse also reported that at least 3 died in the skirmish. 

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