ALEXANDRIA: A US citizen was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Friday during clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Mursi, a doctor and three security officials said.

A US embassy official said, “The US embassy has heard of the reports of the death of an American citizen and is seeking to confirm them.”

The man died from a stab wound to the chest, said General Amin Ezzeddin, a senior Alexandria security official.

He added that the young American was using a mobile phone camera near an office of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood when it was being attacked by protesters. He was rushed to a military hospital, where he died.

The account was confirmed by Ibrahim al-Roubi, head of the emergency unit in the Alexandria health department, and by two other security officials.

More From This Section

Modi rules out BJP’s will to revise ‘no-first-use of nukes’ policy

BJP had pledged to review India's nuclear stance, whose main pillars are no-first-use and building a minimum arsenal.

Up to 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize: officials

The ferry, identified as the Sewol, was carrying about 470 passengers and en route to Jeju island.

Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks

Nato said it planned to deploy more forces in eastern Europe and called for Russia to stop “destabilising” Ukraine.

Six die as bus catches fire in India

At least six people were burned to death and another 12 injured when a bus caught fire in southern India.


Comments are closed.

Comments (1)

xyz
June 29, 2013 4:04 am

The headline makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad because it makes the world outside West specially our region seem like a jungle where humans life is worthless. Happy to notice how the West specially US takes care of its citizens and even its animals, showing true worth of a human life.

I understand that people blame west itself for double standards and the situation here, but I say if you don't value your own life and those of people around you (as we see in our society as a whole and how our leaders have no regards for the common mans life), others will treat you as worthless.

Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Poll
From The Newspaper
Tweets