Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

23 January 2014

Egypt: Health Ministry - One Dead, Five Injured in Alexandria Clashes

Photo: Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera
Police clash with protesters in Cairo (file photo).

CAIRO, Jan 23 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt's Health Ministry has said that one person was shot dead and five others were injured during clashes in Alexandria on Thursday.

Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and the police broke out at Alexandria University earlier today.

The five who were injured are still under observation at government hospitals, the Middle East News Agency reported the ministry as saying.

Pro-Brotherhood students accused the police of killing a student named Amr Khalaf, yet head of Alexandria's police investigations said that security forces did not fire shotgun pellets and did not shoot at the students.

Security forces arrested 15 pro-Brotherhood students after petrol bombs were found in their possession.

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