One killed as rival students clash in Egypt

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iol pic afr egypt unrest students AFP Egyptian police detain a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood during clashes in the northern port city of Alexandria on January 23, 2014. Clashes between rival Egyptian students at a university in Alexandria killed at least one student, police said.

Cairo - Clashes between rival Egyptian students at a university in Alexandria killed at least one student on Thursday, a supporter of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, police said.

The student was killed when pro-Morsi 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.

Morsi'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.

Police had repeatedly denied their involvement in several deaths during campus protests, but protesters accuse them of using lethal force. - AFP

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