03/28/2014 04:50 pm ET

Journalist Shot, Killed Covering Protests In Egypt

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New York, March 28, 2014--An Egyptian journalist was shot dead in Cairo today while covering deadly clashes, according to news reports. Mayada Ashraf was a reporter for the daily Al-Dustour. She had covered previous protests for the paper, the reports said.

The clashes stemmed from nationwide demonstrations by Muslim Brotherhood members who were protesting Army Chief Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi's announcement on Wednesday that he would resign from the army and run for president later this year.

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