Ahmed Mohamed Ali, a spokesperson for the Armed Forces, apologized publically for the "accidental" fatal shooting of 13-year-old street vendor Omar Salah on 3 February.
The teen was killed near the US Embassy in Cairo after being shot by security forces during clashes sparked by the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution.
Ali claimed that the soldier fired his weapon by mistake during a routine inspection.
Ali added the soldier who shot him is being investigated and alleged that the boy’s family has waived their right to seek justice through the courts.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm