One Egyptian, one US citizen killed in clashes: State broadcaster
CAIRO – Agence Frence-Presse
An injured man is assisted after clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Alexandria.
A U.S. citizen was killed June 28 in clashes in Egypt's second city of Alexandria, state television reported, bringing the death toll up to two.
A medical source said a "21-year-old U.S. citizen was killed. He was taken to hospital with birdshot wounds."
The American embassy in Cairo said it was still trying to confirm the news.
"We have heard of reports of the death of a US citizen. We are seeking to confirm," a US embassy official told AFP.
Alexandria security chief Amin Ezzedine confirmed an American "who was taking photographs" was killed in the clashes.
State television said the American was a photojournalist, but Ezzedine said he worked at a US cultural centre in Alexandria.
The death comes as clashes raged in Alexandria between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi, and rival rallies were being held around the country.