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One CSF conscript killed in Helwan clashes

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A police officer was killed, while three were injured amid clashes on Thursday evening in Helwan, where protests in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were being held.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Interior, the conscript died from gunshot wounds while two officers and another conscript received facial burns and sustained injuries as a result of birdshot to the arms and face.

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of Morsi’s military backed ouster, and his supporters took to the streets in his support.

A protester was killed in a separate incident in Haram, as security forces forcibly dispersed demonstrations across various governorates.

The Anti-Coup Alliance, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups that declare Morsi is Egypt’s “legitimate president”, claimed that Thursday saw the deaths of a total of three protesters.

The group also called for renewed protests on Friday.

 


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