Monday 19 February 2018

American dies in Egypt protests

An injured protester is carried from the site of clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president in Alexandria (AP)
An injured protester is carried from the site of clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president in Alexandria (AP)
Egyptian protesters chant slogans against President Mohammed Morsi in El-Sa'ah square in Damietta (AP)
Egyptian protesters hold posters depicting US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson and President Morsi at a protest in Tahrir Square (AP)
Supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president clash in Alexandria (AP)
An Egyptian protester waves a national flag over Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi are gathered in Cairo (AP)

An American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian security and medical officials have said.

Alexandria security chief Gen Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed on Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails.

A medical official said the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press. The US Embassy told AP it was working to confirm the report.

Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests on Sunday demanding Mr Morsi's removal.

Press Association

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