Death Toll in Egypt Hits 638; Morsi Supporters Vow to Keep Protesting

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WASHINGTON —  The death toll from the violence engulfing Egypt rose Thursday to more than 600, as supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi vowed to continue their protests despite a crackdown by the military-backed government.

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At least 638 people were killed and 3,994 injured in clashes ignited Wednesday when security forces broke up two sit-ins by protesters loyal to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, according to a Health Ministry official quoted by Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper. The dead, mostly Morsi supporters, include at least 43 police officers.

The bloodshed stunned world leaders. President Obama on Thursday canceled a joint military exercise with Egypt and said he was ordering a review of other steps the United States might take.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which claimed more than 2,000 people had died nationwide after police stormed two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo, vowed to continue protesting until the former president is reinstated.

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