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Egyptian clashes leave one dead

A 17-year-old died from gunshot wounds during clashes on Wednesday night.

Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clash with police.  Picture: AFP /Mahmoud Khaled

CAIRO - A high school student was killed when opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi clashed in the city of Suez on Wednesday night, medical and security sources said.

The two sides exchanged gunfire and threw petrol bombs after supporters of Morsi chanted anti-army slogans as they marched in the city, the sources said.

Abdullah Mohamed Attia, 17, died from a bullet wound, the state news agency reported.

The student was a supporter of Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party said in a statement.

The European Union's foreign policy chief is in Cairo this week to encourage reconciliation between the Brotherhood and the government installed after the army removed Morsi on 3 July following mass protests against his rule.

Since Morsi's downfall, security forces have killed hundreds of pro-Morsi protesters and senior members of the Brotherhood have been arrested.

A pro-Morsi alliance said it would march on Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Sunday.

Morsi supporters on Tuesday briefly protested in the square for the first time since the army forced Morsi from office.

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