1 killed in clashes in Egyptian capital

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In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 photo, a protester prepares to throw a rock while surrounded by tear gas and smoke during clashes with security forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Police have fired tear gas at rock-throwing protesters in Cairo marking the fifth consecutive day of street violence in Egypt and clashes continue a day after Egypt's president declared a state of emergency in three provinces hit hardest by political violence. (AP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang

CAIRO (AP) — Health and security officials say a protester has been killed in clashes between rock-throwing demonstrators and police near Tahrir Square in central Cairo.

The officials say the protester died Monday on the way to the hospital after being shot. It is the first fatality in Cairo since clashes erupted around Friday's second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

The death takes to at least 56 the number of people killed in Egypt's latest bout of political turmoil.

It also comes one day after the country's Islamist president declared a state of emergency in three provinces worst hit by the violence and vowed to deal "firmly and forcefully" with the unrest roiling the country.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief the media.