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US citizen killed in Egypt violence: officials

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.

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Jun 29, 2013 04:04am

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.