Egypt: arrest warrant issued for Brotherhood head
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Jul 4, 8:23 AM (ET)


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CAIRO (AP) - The official news agency says prosecutors have ordered the arrest of the leader of Muslim Brotherhood and his deputy for the killing of eight protesters in clashes outside the group's Cairo headquarters.

Mohammed Badie and his powerful deputy Khairat el-Shater have been widely believed to be the source of real power in Egypt during the rule of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood.

The agency's Thursday report gave no further details, but Badie and el-Shater are on a wanted list of more than 200 Brotherhood members and leaders of other Islamist groups.

Morsi was ousted Wednesday by the military.

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