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2 killed in Egypt clashes - witness

2011-12-16 21:04

Cairo - A witness says two protesters have been killed by gunfire in clashes on Friday between Egyptian soldiers and anti-military protesters.

Sahar Abdel-Mohsen, a youth activist, says she saw the bodies of the two protesters and accompanied them to the morgue at a Cairo hospital.

She said both have gunshot wounds, and she identifies one of them as a 22-year old man. She says the blood "is still dripping from his head".

The clashes have been raging since late on Thursday after military police stormed a sit-in camp that the protesters have held outside the Cabinet building for the past three weeks, demanding the ruling generals surrender power.

The Health Ministry says at least 99 people have been injured, including broken bones and gunshot wounds.