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Egyptian student killed in campus clashes

Published on Jan 23, 2014 11:03 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Clashes between rival Egyptian students at a university in Alexandria killed at least one student on Thursday, a supporter of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, police said.

The student was killed when pro-Mursi protesters clashed with their opponents at Alexandria University, the police in the Mediterranean city said in a statement.

Police said they did not intervene in the clashes but set up a security cordon outside the university.

Mr Mursi's supporters have used campuses as relative safe havens for protests, after a police crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood killed more than 1,000 people across Egypt following his overthrow in July.

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