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Drive-by shooting kills 3 riot police in Cairo

 

CAIRO - A drive-by shooting has killed three Egyptian policemen during a rally by Islamist students overnight in Cairo, Egyptian authorities said Tuesday.

 

About 250 students from the religious Al-Azhar University took to the streets late Monday night to show their support for the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood group, the Interior Ministry said.

 

As riot police tried to stop the demonstration, gunmen from a speeding car opened fire, killing three policemen and wounding nine. (AP)