Egypt cop shot dead in clashes
CAIRO: A policeman was shot dead in the aftermath of clashes in Cairo on Friday, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said, after a protest staged by supporters of ousted President Muhammad Mursi.
The policeman was hit by a bullet in the chest as he took an arrested protester to a police van after security forces broke up the protest on the outskirts of the capital’s upscale Maadi district, the ministry said on its Facebook page.
He was declared dead on arrival at hospital, it said, adding that the bullet that killed him was fired from a nearby building.
The pro-Mursi demonstration came after the Anti-Coup Alliance called for a week of protests from Friday under the slogan “Freedom For Egypt.”
A TV report said 44 other protesters were arrested nationwide on Friday.