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Clash between Egypt's Islamists, military grows

Four men, who witnesses say were perpetrators of an attack on followers of an Egyptian Muslim cleric and former candidate for the Egyptian presidency, are seen detained in a tent by Salafi protesters near the Ministry of Defense after overnight clashes in Cairo, Egypt, April 29. Assailants attacked demonstrators gathered outside the Defense Ministry in Egypt's capital to call for an end to military rule with rocks and firebombs, killing one protester and wounding scores, security officials said on Sunday.
Four men, who witnesses say were perpetrators of an attack on followers of an Egyptian Muslim cleric and former candidate for the Egyptian presidency, are seen detained in a tent by Salafi protesters near the Ministry of Defense after overnight clashes in Cairo, Egypt, April 29. Assailants attacked demonstrators gathered outside the Defense Ministry in Egypt's capital to call for an end to military rule with rocks and firebombs, killing one protester and wounding scores, security officials said on Sunday.Fredrik Persson / AP

Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament said Sunday it was suspending sessions for a week to protest the ruling military's failure to heed repeated calls for the dismissal of the government.

Anger against the country's military rulers also spilled into the streets where a protester was killed late Saturday in a demonstration outside the Ministry of Defense. Protesters clashed for three hours with unidentified assailants supporting the military, throwing rocks, firebombs and glass bottles.

The parliament seated three months ago has been demanding it be allowed to form a Cabinet to replace the one appointed by the country's military rulers late last year. That Cabinet is headed by Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, a holdover from the era of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak who was ousted in a popular uprising 14 months ago.

-- Reported by the Associated Press

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