An Egyptian protester helps a woman take cover during clashes with riot police in Cairo on January 29, 2013
An Egyptian protester helps a woman take cover from tear gas during clashes with riot police near Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 29, 2013. Two people have died in clashes between protesters and police near Cairo's Tahrir Square. © Mohammed Abed - AFP
An Egyptian protester helps a woman take cover during clashes with riot police in Cairo on January 29, 2013
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Last updated: January 30, 2013

Two killed in Cairo clashes with police

Two people died in clashes between protesters and police near Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday, medics said.

Both of the victims, neither of whom was identified, were hit by buckshot. One died at the scene, while the other died in hospital.

Their deaths bring to four the number killed in Cairo and to 54 the nationwide total since violence broke out on Thursday.

Most of the deaths have been in Port Said, where clashes erupted on Saturday after a court issued death sentences against 21 supporters of a local football club for their role in deadly riots last year.

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