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Feb 05, 2011 at 08:49am IST

Journo's death takes Egypt death toll to 11

Cairo: The death toll in the popular uprising in Egypt has now risen to 11, following the death of an Eqyptian reporter who died after being shot during clashes in Cairo last week.

Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud had been taking photographs of fighting between protesters and security forces from the balcony of his home when he was shot on January 28.

This was the first reported death of a mediaperson as chaos surrounded the country's anti-government protests.

The al-Jazeera office in Cairo was vandalised as the media remained as a target of violence.

Across the city, several journalists have been targeted including CNN-IBN's foreign editor Surya Gangadharan and video journalist Rajesh Bhardwaj who were detained and questioned by cairo police - twice in the last two days.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has condemned the attacks, and stopped short of asking his Eqyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak to step down.

But unlike the past 10 days, the Friday protests were largely peaceful, with prayers ending on a calm note.

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