Son of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood chief killed, say party

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The children of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders are being caught up in the country’s violence, so far two have died as a result of gunshot wounds during clashes between protesters and security forces.

The son of Mohamed Badie, supreme guide of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, was killed in violence on Friday, the group’s political arm said on Saturday.

“Ammar, son of Dr. Mohammed Badie, the Supreme Guide of [the] Muslim Brotherhood, [was] killed by live ammunition in yesterday’s massacre in Ramses Square,” the Freedom and Justice Party said in a statement.

Asma el-Beltagi, the teenage daughter of senior Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed el-Beltagi was killed on Wednesday when Egyptian security forces stormed two Muslim Brotherhood protest camps.

Her death certificate, according to UK-based The Telegraph, said that Asma had been shot in the chest, that her skull was crushed and her left leg broken.

Speaking to The Telegraph her brother, Anas el-Beltagi, stated that she had been on her way to aid at a field hospital when she was caught up in the violence.

“She was shot on her way there,” he said. “I was with her just after. We took her to hospital. She needed a blood transfer, but we couldn't operate. She died at 1pm.”

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