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Student killed, two reporters injured by gunfire at Cairo University clashes

Student shot and killed while two reporters for private media outlets were injured while covering the clashes at Cairo University on Monday

Ahram Online, Monday 14 Apr 2014
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A student died and two reporters suffered gunshot wounds on Monday during clashes at Cairo University that errupted between security forces and students loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

Mohamed Adel, a student in the faculty for Arabic language and Islamic thought, was shot and killed during the clashes. Reports differ as to who killed Adel, with the pro-Morsi students and security forces blaming each other.

Adel's body has been transferred from the campus to hospital, said a security source speaking with Al-Ahram.

Khaled Hussein, a reporter for the daily Arabic newspaper Youm 7, was shot in the chest while covering the clashes in front of the university's main gates.

The other injured journalist, photographer Amr Abdel-Fattah, who works at the privately owned TV channel Sada El-Balad, was shot while covering clashes in front of the university's science faculty.

It has not yet been determined which side fired the shots that injured Hussein and Abdel-Fattah.

According to reports from Twitter, both journalists have been transferred to hospital for treatment.

Tens of pro-Morsi students had gathered on Monday outside the university to chant slogans against the military and police.

Security forces used tear gas to disperse students.

On Sunday, a student protest at Ain Shams University in north Cairo was dispersed by security forces who fired tear gas.

Clashes between pro-Morsi students and security forces have been common at university campuses in Cairo and across Egypt since the start of the academic year in August 2013, a month after Morsi's ouster.

In February, the interim authorities issued a decree allowing security forces to enter campuses and granting university administrators the right to expel protesting students.


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14-04-2014 06:50pm
Homicide Everyday
I think the coup leaders of Egypt are psychopath as it appear to us that they are enjoying the deaths of protesters. Though Israel is not kind to the Palestinians but they seem to exercise more due care when we compare with the Egyptian regime handling protests. It is also odd to notice that death of protesters hardly occurred under Morsi's rule despite the about 900 demonstrations within one year. After all it was the same Police and Military. They are indeed odd and strange when they accuse Morsi as a murderer of protesters and the regime has killed about easily 2000 Egyptians.
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15-04-2014 07:12am
Really you actually believe what you wrote Mr Abdoulrahman?
You are actually comparing israeli's with the Egyptian forces?? You actually think Israel's security would be softer if the brotherhood terrorists went there and mixed violence with protests??? I dare you to go there and test your ignorant remark and see how israeli's would respond... No one would make it to a court system. You would be shot on the spot. Under Morsi the Muslim brotherhood terrorists were busy flipping the country to a brotherhood nation. Expectedly their terror was directed to Egyptian Christians and their churches..... Or you conveniently are overlooking those crimes committed and seen all over the world.

Aladdin, Egypt
14-04-2014 06:10pm
Rubber Bullets
I wish if Police use it instead of live ammunition. It will hurt very much; but will not kill. Those rowdy students should be punched. Thanks to pliceand security forces for defending Egypt from those demagogues.
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