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UN Expresses Concern Over Egypt Unrest

A boy with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi stands in front of soldiers and riot police during a protest against the military near Rabaa al-Adawiyah Mosque in Cairo on October 4.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over rising unrest in Egypt, including deadly clashes in the capital, Cairo.

Ban stressed "the importance of peace protest."

His comments come after four people were killed in Cairo and dozens more injured nationwide on October 4 as supporters of ousted Islamist President Muhammad Morsi clashed with security forces.

Clashes broke out when hundreds of Morsi's supporters tried to converge on Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Two other rallies were held in the capital -- including one at Rabaa el-Adawiyah Mosque in the city’s east, where a pro-Morsi protest camp was violently dismantled in August.

Earlier in the day, at least two Egyptian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected militants on an army convoy east of Cairo.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP