August 15, 2013 / 8:49 AM / 6 years ago

Death toll from Egypt political violence rises to 421

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take cover during clashes with riot police and the army around the area of Rabaa Adawiya square, where the protesters are camping, in Cairo August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

CAIRO (Reuters) - The death toll from political violence in Egypt has climbed to 421, the health ministry said on Thursday.

The nationwide violence erupted on Wednesday after security forces broke up Cairo protest camps set up by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

Reporting by Yasmine Saleh

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