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Child among two killed in Egypt clashes

The violence erupted after weekly Muslim prayers with supporters of the Islamist leader clashing with police

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Clashes between supporters of Egypt's deposed president Mohammad Mursi police killed two people Friday, including a child, security officials said.

The violence erupted after weekly Muslim prayers, as on nearly every Friday since the army overthrew Mursi in July, with supporters of the Islamist leader clashing with police.

Supporters of Mursi, who is in jail and on trial in four separate cases, including inciting the murder of protesters when he was president, are clamoring for his return.

Security officials said a 12-year-old child was killed by gunfire in the province of Minya, south of Cairo, during clashes between police and Mursi supporters.

A man was also killed in Damietta province, north of the capital, in fighting between villagers and supporters of the deposed president.

And state television reported that security forces dispersed protests by Islamists in the eastern Cairo neighborhood of Nasr City and the western Pyramids district in Giza.

The government installed by the army after Mursi's overthrow has waged a deadly crackdown on his supporters, decimated his Muslim Brotherhood, put on trial many Islamists and arrested thousands of others.