'15-year-old dies' after Muslim Brotherhood HQ attack

A 15-year-old member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was killed and around 60 people wereinjured in an attack on its headquarters in Damanhour, according to the Brotherhood's website.

Protesters in the Egyptian city of Damanhour gather around a large fire
Protesters in the Egyptian city of Damanhour gather around a large fire Credit: Reuters TV

"Brotherhood member, Islam Fathy Masoud, 15, was killed and 60 were injured after thugs attacked the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Damanhour in the total absence of police forces," Reuters cited the website as saying.

Street clashes occur outside the office of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
Street clashes occur outside the office of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Credit: Reuters TV

The clashes in Damanhour came in the wake of other demonstrations across Egypt, both supporting and condemning President Mohamed Mursi's constitutional decree granting himself sweeping powers.

Police in riot gear fire tear gas canisters at demonstrators in Damanhour
Police in riot gear fire tear gas canisters at demonstrators in Damanhour Credit: Reuters TV

Police in riot gear used tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters after the clashes broke out.

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