CAIRO — A field hospital doctor says Egyptian troops and riot police have raided Cairo's Tahrir Square in their latest attempt to evict protesters who want the ruling military to immediately step down.
Ahmed Saad says a 15-year-old protester was in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound in Tuesday's attack.
It was the second pre-dawn raid in as many days on the city's central square. It comes as Egypt's ruling generals are coming under mounting criticism at home and abroad over the excessive use of force by troops against unarmed protesters, including women, since the latest spate of violence broke out on Friday. Fourteen people have died.
The military took power after an 18-day uprising forced autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak to step down in February.