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Police clash with members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo (Reuters)

At least 15 people have been killed and 83 injured after police clashed with members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo.

Police clashed with supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi after rival crowds poured into the streets for a holiday marking the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, or the Yom Kippur war.

People gathered in Tahrir square to celebrate the anniversary of the Yom Kippur war (Reuters)

Morsi supporters and security forces fought in the streets for hours and more than 200 Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested in connection with the violence.

Two more people have been killed in Delga, around 190 miles south of Cairo, after a clash erupted during a march.

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Riot police fired tear gas at Morsi supporters (Reuters)

Security and medical sources said protesters threw stones at police when they got close to a police station. They responded with live fire.

Quentin Sommerville, reporting for the BBC, said people ran for cover as guns and tear gas were fired into the crowd.

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15 members of the Muslim Brotherhood are dead following clashes (Reuters)

Prior to the holiday, the interior ministry had warned security forces would confront any "attempts to disturb" the celebrations, Mena news agency said.

Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi said it was a "critical time" for the country and urged Egyptians to "stand together" and be "optimistic about the future".

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Over 80 people have been injured in the clashes with security forces (Reuters)