Four people have been killed and dozens others injured as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed in Cairo.
Security sources said on Monday that three people died in clashes in Qalyub province, north of Cairo, AFP reported.
A fourth person died in hospital after being hit by gunfire during clashes near Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
Medical officials said that at least another 26 people were injured in the violence in which the rival camps exchanged volleys of stones and birdshot.
Police fired teargas in a bid to disperse the clashing demonstrators.
Earlier in the day, Morsi’s family said they plan to sue the military for having “kidnapped” the elected president.
“We are taking local and international legal measures against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the leader of the bloody military coup, and his putschist group,” Morsi’s daughter Shaimaa Mohamed Morsi told a news conference.
Morsi’s son Osama also said the family had not heard from him since his ouster. The family said it held the army responsible for “the health and safety” of Morsi.
In a televised speech late on July 3, Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that Morsi, a former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was no longer in office and declared that the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mahmoud Mansour, had been appointed as the new interim president of Egypt. The army also suspended the constitution.
Over 100 people have been killed in an unrelenting wave of violent clashes between Morsi supporters, his opponents, and security forces since the president was ousted by the military and put under “preventive” arrest.