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Islamist student killed in clashes at Cairo's Al-Azhar University

English.news.cn   2013-12-28 19:25:49            

CAIRO, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- One student was killed in clashes between the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the police at Al-Azhar University in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, state TV reported on Saturday.

Egyptian students backing the ousted President Mohamed Morsi clashed with the police at the Sunni Islam's most prominent Al- Azhar University and torched some buildings of two colleges.

The clashes erupted when some Islamist students prevented their classmates from entering the university to take the mid-term exams, official news agency MENA reported.

The security forces fired tear gas at the rock-throwing students who also set some nearby trees and dust bins ablaze.

TV footage shows fire and black smoke getting out from some floors of the Faculties of Commerce and Agriculture.

Riot police managed to contain the clashes and put the fire off, MENA reported, adding the exams were delayed by the violence but took place anyway.

The violence came a day after five people were killed, seven injured and 265 arrested across Egypt in clashes between the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the police after the group was listed as a terrorist organization by the military- backed government on Wednesday.

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