DAKAHLA, Egypt (AP) -- Police fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse a crowd of voters who said security forces prevented them from casting their ballots in legislative elections in a village in Egypt. A teen-ager was killed and dozens of others injured.
An official at Al-Zarqa hospital in the nearby Mediterranean port of Damietta said they had admitted 21 victims, some suffering gunshot wounds and others with breathing problems as a result of tear gas.
Hani Noaman al-Sabbouhi, an 18-year-old man, died in Mansoura hospital from three bullet wounds to the head, a hospital official said. A doctor at a clinic in Dakahla village said he was treating another four people with gunshot wounds.
Police clashes with opposition supporters are common in Egyptian legislative elections, which are marred by allegations of widespread vote-rigging. In earlier polling during the current three-stage elections, police opened fire on a crowd of pro-opposition voters, killing one and wounding a dozen. Thirty-four people were killed in the 1995 elections.
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