Gunmen kill 6 Egyptian troops near Ismailia

Incident comes hours after clashes between Morsi supporters and detractors kill 53 on Yom Kippur War anniversary.

Egyptian army helicopters fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo to celebrate anniversary of Yom Kippur War

(jpost.com) CAIRO, Oct 7- Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a state satellite station in Cairo on Monday, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was picking up pace three months after an army takeover.

Dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed on Sunday in clashes with his opponents and security forces.

The death toll from the violence across the country rose to 53, state media said, with 271 people wounded in one of the bloodiest days since the military deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July.

Further confrontations may shake Egypt this week, with Morsi’s supporters calling protests for Tuesday and Friday.

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