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Activist Mohanad Samir in critical condition, says Health Ministry

Monday, December 31, 2012 8:48 PM 
A view shows Tahrir Square as traffic returns to normal despite the presence of protesters in the square, in Cairo December 19, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

Political activist Mohanad Samir is currently in a critical condition after a random shooting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Monday morning, Ministry of Health reported.

Ministry spokesman Ahmed Amr denied all reports of deaths in the Tahrir shooting.

Unknown assailants in a car randomly shot at the tents of protesters in Tahrir early Monday morning.

The two people wounded in the shooting are Mohanad Samir Meselhi and Mostafa Diab Mohsen, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Amr as saying.

Samir, 20, suffered bird shot wounds on the left side of the face and the cranium as well as skull fractures, Amr said.

He was put on a ventilator and is in a critical condition, he added.

Mohsen, 19, sustained multiple head injuries, suspected broken right arm, suspected broken left leg, suspected post-concussion injury and is currently being treated, the spokesman said.

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