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2 die in clashes in Alexandria between security, pro-Morsi supporters

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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi chanted slogans while carrying the coffin of the body of Egyptian killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces, near the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo, July 27, 2013. UPI/Ahmed Jomaa | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e9cdd69142cb5a9cd3eddc087105da6a/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi chanted slogans while carrying the coffin of the body of Egyptian killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces, near the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo, July 27, 2013. UPI/Ahmed Jomaa | License Photo

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Two people were killed in clashes in between security forces and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, officials said.

The Health Ministry said the deaths occurred late Wednesday, Ahram Online reported.

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Three police officers also were injured during the confrontation between Morsi supporters and security forces in the Galeem neighborhood of Alexandria, sources in the ambulance authority told Ahram Online Thursday.

Several areas in Alexandria were hit by clashes Wednesday after Morsi supporters tried to organize rallies calling on people to boycott the constitutional referendum Jan. 14-15.

Last week, the interim government designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, allowing security troops to use force to disperse Brotherhood protesters.

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