'One dead' in Egypt protests

At least one protester has reportedly been shot dead and dozens wounded as Egyptian riot police clashed with demonstrators near the presidential palace in Cairo.

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Reports: At least one protester killed in Cairo clashes

Stone-throwing protesters take on security forces using water cannon in front of the presidential palace Credit: REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

At least one protester has been shot dead and dozens wounded as Egyptian riot police clashed with demonstrators near the presidential palace in Cairo.

Two witnesses said they had seen a protester shot dead in Cairo with live ammunition in front of them.

"It's verified. I am at the morgue. He was shot with two bullets, and that's the report of the hospital. The shots were in the neck and the right side of the head," said one of the witnesses, lawyer Ragia Omran.

Medical and security sources confirmed Mohamed Hussein Qurany, 23, was killed with live bullets.