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Multiple Journalists Shot Dead In Egypt Violence [UPDATED]

An explosion of violence in Egypt has left multiple journalists dead and others beaten and reportedly shot.

Egyptian military and police have been forcibly clearing people from camps set up to protest the coup that ousted the country's former president, Mohammed Morsi. Dozens of people have apparently been killed. One reporter from Al Jazeera said he counted 94 bodies at a field hospital near one of the camps.

XPress, a newspaper from the United Arab Emirates, tweeted that one of its journalists, Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, had been shot dead:

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A piece on Gulf News, a sister publication of XPress, said that Elaziz was "not on any official assignment and had gone to her home country on annual leave."

Sky News also reported that one of its cameramen, Mick Deane, had died:

Our colleague, Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, was shot and killed in Egypt this morning. pic.twitter.com/txKNqJMsPx

— Roddy Mansfield (@roddymansfield) August 14, 2013

British prime minister David Cameron tweeted a message of condolence:

There were other reports of violence against journalists.

Mike Giglio, a reporter for the Daily Beast, tweeted that he had been detained and beaten by security forces:

Haleem Elsharani, a freelance photojournalist, said that a Reuters photographer had been shot in the leg:

Reuters photojournalist Asmaa Waguih is being moved to the international medical center after she was shot in the leg

— Halim حليم (@HaleemElsharani) August 14, 2013

@acarvin YES i talked to Reuters Mohammed Abdelghany and he confirmed

— Halim حليم (@HaleemElsharani) August 14, 2013

This story has been updated to reflect that more journalists have been killed.

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