At least 28 people were killed and more than 90 wounded in clashes during protests across Egypt on Sunday (October 6), as Egypt celebrates the anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel.

Fighting began after supporters and opponents of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets in several cities.

In Alexandria's Sidi Bishr neighbourhood protesters threw stones at police who fired tear gas and shot in the air. Fierce clashes also erupted in the city of Suez along the Suez canal.

Most of the dead were in Cairo, security and medical sources said.

Another security source said 13 were killed in the Ramses train station area.

Protesters had been heading towards Tahrir Square, the rallying point for the popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, security sources said.

The military often accuses the Brotherhood of inciting violence during protests, accusations the Brotherhood denies.

The Brotherhood said it is opposed to the violent methods of other Islamist groups. Attacks by militants on police and soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula have increased sharply since Morsi was toppled.

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