Clashes between Egypt troops, protesters kill teen

By MARIAM RIZK | The Associated Press | Published: July 4, 2014

CAIRO — An Egyptian security official says a teenager has been killed in clashes between supporters of the ousted Islamist president and security forces.

That raises to two the total number of deaths stemming from two days of violent protests on the anniversary of Mohammad Morsi's removal from office.

The official says the 15-year-old boy was killed by birdshot pellets during Friday's demonstration in Cairo's Zeitoun district. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, could not say if the boy was a protester or a passer-by.

But he says a protester also was seriously wounded by live ammunition during a march elsewhere in the Egyptian capital.

Clashes that broke out the day before also left one protester dead.


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