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One student reported dead in Egypt university clashes


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One student reported dead in Egypt university clashes

Reports in Egypt say one student has died and four others have been injured following clashes at Al-Azhar University between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces.

A state-run newspaper says police fired tear gas to disperse pro-Brotherhood students who were stopping colleagues entering buildings on the Cairo campus to take exams.

Protesters threw rocks at police, and set car tyres on fire to counter the gas.

Two university buildings caught fire in the violence.

Some 60 people were arrested for possession of weapons according to a statement from the interior ministry.

The Muslim Brotherhood was designated a ‘terrorist organisation’ by the Egyptian government on Friday.

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