The battle continues between pro-Morsi forces and those supporting the military coup.
In a further sign of the concern the unrest could spin out of control, Egypt’s interim president held talks with the army chief and interior minister — whose snub of Morsi’s authority earlier this week tipped the scales against Egypt’s first elected leader.
The Interior Ministry added that at least eight policemen have been killed since the eve of the anti-Morsi protests on June 30, marking his anniversary in office. No other details on the deaths were immediately given.
Officials have briefly detained top figures from Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and have kept the toppled president from the public eye, under detention in an undisclosed location.