Muslim Brotherhood says 34 supporters killed

(Reuters) – A spokesman for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said 34 of its supporters were killed  today when they were fired upon at a sit-in outside the military facility where toppled President Mohamed Mursi is being held.

Reuters could not immediately verify the toll.

Murad Ali of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party said that shooting broke out in the early morning while Islamists staged a sit-in outside the Republican Guard barracks.