World Bulletin/News Desk
A medical official confirmed on Sunday the killing of a protester during clashes with security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in central Egypt.
Khaled al-Khatib, the head of the Health Ministry's emergency authority, told Anadolu Agency that a young man was killed and two others injured at a protest in Beni Sueif city.
A source from the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, Morsi's main support bloc, had told AA that a young man named Abdullah al-Nab sustained fatal wounds in the chest and abdomen from birdshot when police dispersed a Sunday morning protest in a Beni Suef village.
The source, requesting anonymity, said that several other protesters had also been injured, including some in critical condition.
However, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said that police forces gunned down a 21-year-old young man in Beni Soueif named Abdullah Radi after he fired at security forces while trying to arrest him.
Security forces also arrested three others in Beni Soueif, the Interior Ministry asserted.
The alliance has continued to organize regular rallies to protest last year's ouster of Morsi – Egypt's first freely elected president – by the army following mass protests against his one-year rule – a move that has been rejected by Morsi backers as a "military coup."
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