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US embassy guards in Egypt's capital city Cairo have opened fire at angry Egyptians who had gathered to protest an anti-Islam movie made in the United States.
The incident occurred on Tuesday after thousands of Egyptians held a mass demonstration outside the US embassy in the capital.
The anti-Islam movie criticizes Islam's Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The protesters scaled the walls of the embassy, pulled down the US flag, and called for the expulsion of the US ambassador to Cairo.
They also asked the US government to apologize to the Muslim world over the release of the movie produced by expatriate members of Egypt's Christian minority resident in the US.
Meanwhile, protests against the US film turned violent in Libya leaving casualties in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharef said one staff member of the US consulate was killed and a security guard was injured during clashes at the consulate building.
Witnesses said protesters attacked and set fire to the consulate building while gunmen and security forces clashed. Rocket-propelled grenades were also fired at the US consulate.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Abdul Alim Musa, Imam of Masjid al-Islam, to further discuss the issue.