Toll from Egypt clashes rises to 17

Rights groups decry government’s use of ‘violent tactics’

Posted: January 5, 2014 at 2:14 a.m.

The death toll from the latest clashes between Islamist protesters and security forces in Egypt has risen to 17, a security official said Saturday, less than two weeks ahead of a key referendum on an amended constitution.

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