American killed in Egyptian clash

AFP-JIJI

An American was among three people killed in Egypt on Friday as clashes erupted during rival demonstrations for and against Islamist President Mohammed Morsi a year after his election.

The U.S. citizen, a 21-year-old who reportedly worked for an American cultural center in the coastal city of Alexandria, was killed as he took photographs of a demonstration, officials said. Another man was killed earlier.

In the canal city of Port Said, an Egyptian journalist was killed and several others injured after someone threw a small explosive device at anti-Morsi protesters. Across the country, more than 130 people were wounded in clashes, officials said.