Cairo, July 3: Sixteen people were killed while 200 others were injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire at a rally here supporting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, government sources informed, citing the health ministry officials.
Morsi supporters who survived the attack on the rally said the attackers came with firearms and carried away a man who had been shot in the head.
Protest against President Mohamed Morsi
Protest against Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
Supporters of President Morsi march in Cairo
Supporters of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi march outside the Rabia el-Adawiya mosque near the presidential palace in Cairo.
President Morsi's supporters at a rally
Supporters of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi attend a rally in Nasser City in Cairo.
A protester ready to strike
A protester holds an Egyptian national flag as he prepares to attack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Muqattam district in Cairo. Thousands ransacked the headquarters.
Massive rally in Tahrir Square
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo during a demonstration against Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Massive protest at Tahrir Square
Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo to rally against Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi. More than 22 million people have reportedly signed a petition seeking Morsi's resignation.
Protest against President Morsi
Protest against Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Alexandria in Egypt.
President Mohamed Morsi makes a statement
President Mohammed Morsi makes a statement in Cairo.
Clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi groups in Cairo killed seven people besides injuring several others in Guizeh district here on Tuesday. News of clashes were also reported in Helwan and northern province of Beheira, security sources said.
Morsi's opponents took to the streets of the Egyptian capital on Tuesday, asking him to quit a day after the army asked him to agree to popular demands or face its intervention. The leader, who assumed power in mid-2012 after the fall of a three-decade long rule of dictator Hosni Mubarak, said later in the day that he would not bow to the pressure.