2 protesters, 1 policeman killed in Egypt protests

CAIRO — An Egyptian Interior Ministry official said two protesters and one policeman were killed in the anti-government demonstrations in Cairo and several other cities.

The two protesters were killed during a demonstration in the city of Suez. The official said one of them had respiratory problems and died as a result of tear gas inhalation. The other was killed by a rock thrown during the protest.

The policeman died during the protest in Cairo. The official said he was hit in the head by a rock.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information to journalists.

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