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Egyptian killed as protest targets Morsi's palace

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An Egyptian was shot dead as security forces battled petrol-bomb throwing protesters at the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday and President Mohamed Morsi vowed "decisive" police action, a senior medic said. 

Egyptian riot policemen set fire to the tents of the protesters in front of the gate of the presidential palace in Cairo on February 1, 2013. An Egyptian was shot dead as security forces battled petrol-bomb throwing protesters at the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday as President Mohamed Morsi vowed "decisive" police action, a senior medic said.

The 23-year-old died of a gunshot wound, said Ahmed al-Ansari, the deputy head of Egypt's medic authority, as police fired birdshot on the protesters who targeted the palace amid rallies in several cities against the Islamist leader.

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