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One killed, 676 injured in Egypt clashes

(Xinhua)

09:25, November 20, 2011

Protestors confront riot police in Tahrir Square of Egyptian capital Cairo on Nov. 19, 2011. Egypt's military police clashed with protestors in downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday as tear gas was used to disperse the crowds, one day after a protest here to demand the early transfer of power to civilian rule. (Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)

CAIRO, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- One protestor died and 676 others were injured in clashes with police in Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Saturday, the official MENA news agency reported.

The dead was identified as Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed, 23, who got fatal shots, the report said, quoting health ministry spokesman Mohamed El-Sheribini.

Among the injured, 146 were admitted to hospitals, he added.

The clashes happened when security forces tried to disperse the crowds with tear gas. Protestors threw stones at police and set police vehicles ablaze.

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