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.