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Egypt's Islamist detainees killed during attempt to escape

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU36 Islamist detainees have lost their lives in Egypt in escape bid attempted while being transported to a prison outside Cairo. Meanwhile, European states urge their nationals not to visit the Nothern African country.

The interior ministry gave conflicting accounts of the deaths, initially saying the men died from gunfire during an attack by unidentified gunmen. The Muslim Brotherhood, however, described the incident as «cold-blooded killing».

Meanwhile, European Union ambassadors are due to meet to discuss the crisis, in which at least 830 have been killed since August 14.

On August 18, the chief of Egypt’s armed forces said that there is room for everyone in Egypt, also for supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. But he said they had to «revise their national position».

Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi also warned the military would not tolerate unrest.

The interim government has told that the Muslim Brotherhood has carried out a campaign of terror since Morsi’s overthrow on 3 July – which Morsi supporters call a coup.

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