At least seven people were killed and 261 injured in the clashes in four different locations in Cairo, according to Khaled el-Khateeb, the head of the Health Ministry’s emergency and intensive care department. Four of the seven were killed in clashes between residents and Morsi supporters staging a sit-in near the main campus of Cairo university, according to security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Egypt’s state news agency said 17 policemen were injured and 401 people have been arrested in relation to the clashes.
The violence broke also soon after the most senior U.S. official to visit Egypt since Morsi was toppled concluded a round of talks with the country’s interim leaders in which he called for the Brotherhood to be included in the political process.
Associated Press reporter Sarah El Deeb contributed to this report.