Child Shot Dead in Egypt Clashes

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A 10-year-old boy has been shot dead while walking near the site of clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Mursi in Egypt's northern city of Suez, security and medical sources said.

In Cairo, a 21-year-old man died after being shot in the chest during clashes between the two camps, and across the country another 14 people were injured in confrontations, the head of the ambulance authority told the state newspaper al-Ahram.

Mursi's supporters have staged frequent protests in towns and cities, many of them after Friday prayers, since the army deposed him on July 3 and arrested most of the top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood group.

At least 35 people have been arrested during the latest protests across the country on Friday, Al Jazeera reported.

The marches in multiple districts of Cairo and other cities were commemorating the August 14 storming by security forces on two pro-Mursi protest camps in the capital that killed hundreds of Islamists.

In one of the marches, protesters attempted to enter Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, which was the site of the biggest sit-in camp, in an eastern neighbourhood of Cairo. Security forces, who had sealed off the square with barbed wire and armoured vehicles, drove the protesters off with volleys of tear gas.

In Suez, around 500 supporters of Mursi gathered in the central Awel-el-soor neighbourhood and chanted slogans against the army and police.

Clashes broke out with opponents of Mursi and rocks were thrown and gunfire exchanged, witnesses said.

Muslim Brotherhood members accused the security forces of using live rounds to disperse their protest, residents of Suez said.

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