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May 2, 2012 11:49 am

Military Supporters and Islamists Clash in Egypt, 11 Dead

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CBS News/AP – Suspected supporters of Egypt’s military rulers attacked predominantly Islamist anti-government protesters outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo Wednesday, setting off clashes that left 11 dead as political tensions rise three weeks before crucial presidential elections.

Protesters have been camped outside the Defense Ministry for days demanding an end to the military rule that replaced Hosni Mubarak, the longtime authoritarian leader ousted 14 months ago in a popular uprising.

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