Egyptian student killed in Alexandria

The student was shot in the head during clashes between police and student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptian student killed in Alexandria

World Bulletin / News Desk

A university student was killed on Thursday during clashes with Egyptian security forces in the coastal city of Alexandria.

The student was shot in the head during clashes between police and student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a medical source said.

A number of people were also injured, including four seriously, the source said.

The Alexandria Security Directorate, for its part, said the student had been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president.

In a statement, the directorate said that security forces had not intervened in the clashes, which had also left one student injured.

Earlier Thursday, security forces used teargas to disperse a pro-Morsi student rally at Alexandria University.

Students demonstrated on campus to demand the release of detained colleagues and call on fellow students to stage protests on Saturday on the occasion of the third anniversary of Egypt's January 25 uprising.

The 2011 uprising ended long-serving president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

Egypt will mark the uprising anniversary on Saturday amid deep polarization following Morsi's ouster by the military last summer.

Supporters of the military, for their part, have announced plans to celebrate the anniversary in Tahrir Square, while Morsi backers intend to mark the occasion with the launch of a new "revolutionary wave."

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