More than 640 people were also hurt in the violence
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry an injured comrade during clashes with anti-Morsi protesters on the road to the Cairo presidential palace on December 5. An Egyptian journalist who was hit in the head by a rubber bullet while covering clashes in Cairo last week has died from his injuries, the state MENA news agency reported on Wednesday. © Mahmoud Khaled - AFP/File
More than 640 people were also hurt in the violence
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Last updated: December 12, 2012

Egyptian journalist dies of wounds from clashes

An Egyptian journalist who was hit in the head by a rubber bullet while covering bloody clashes in Cairo last week has died in hospital from his injuries, the state MENA news agency reported on Wednesday.

El-Husseini Abu Deif, a reporter for the Al-Fajr independent news weekly, had been in a coma with a fractured skull and severe brain injury, it said.

He was shot at close range by an unidentified gunman during clashes that erupted between supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi outside the presidential palace on December 5.

His death took the toll from that night to eight.

More than 640 people were also hurt in the violence, which saw rival mobs attack each other with petrol bombs and metal bars. A few were armed with handguns.

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