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American Killed in Egypt Protests

3:30 PM, Jun 28, 2013   |    comments
Opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi burn the content of a Freedom and Justice Party office in the coastal city of Alexandria. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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(USA TODAY) - A young American in Egypt was killed late Friday in Alexandria during clashes between opponents and supports of President Mohamed Morsi, security officials and doctors reported.

There were conflicting reports about how the unidentified man died.

Reuters reported that Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin, a senior Alexandria security official, said the man was stabbed in the chest in Sidi Gabr Square while using his mobile phone camera near an office of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood. He died in a military hospital.

But an unidentified medical official told the Associated Press the man died form a gunshot wound

Al-Arabiya said the victim was a teacher, while the BBC said he was a journalist.

A U.S. embassy official said: "The U.S. embassy has heard of the reports of the death of an American citizen and is seeking to confirm them."

One Egyptian also died in the Alexandria clashes. In Cairo, hundreds of thousands of pro-Mursi supporters rallied.

Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday demanding Morsi's removal.

Anti-American sentiments were seen in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in Suez, according to eyewitnesses.

In Cairo, some protesters held

Al Jazeera English reporter, tweets that some protesters carried images of of U.S. Ambassador Ann Paterson with a big red 'X' over her face, an Al-Jazzeera reporter said. In Suez, demonstrators carried banner with slogans against her.

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