Woman journalist, two others killed in Cairo clashes

Woman journalist, two others killed in Cairo clashes
Fri Mar 28, 2014 22:15:32

Three people including an Egyptian woman journalist have been killed in Cairo as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidency bid, a security official says.

Mayada Ashraf, who worked for the privately owned al-Dustour newspaper, was shot in the head on Friday while covering clashes in the northern neighborhood of Ein Shams, the official said, adding that two more people were killed in the same violence.

Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets across Egypt to vent their anger at Sisi, who overthrew the Islamist leader nine months ago.

Al-Dustour confirmed the death of its journalist.

Before Ashraf's death, the committee to protect journalists had said nine journalists have been killed in Egypt since a popular uprising toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.

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