Student killed in Cairo university clashes

2014-05-21 09:08

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Cairo - A student was killed and another wounded on Tuesday when supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi and police clashed outside Cairo University, the health ministry said.

Engineering student Islam Mohammed was killed when he was hit by birdshot as the clashes erupted, it said.

Overnight, gunmen in a car fired at a group of police outside the capital's Al-Azhar university, killing three and wounding nine. The attack came as pro-Morsi students protested at the university.

Student backers of Morsi have staged regular demonstrations on campuses as a police crackdown has weakened their ability to hold large street protests.

Morsi was overthrown by former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in July last year after massive protests demanding the Islamist leader's resignation.

Sisi is now standing for president in the 26-27 May election which he is expected to win easily.
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