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July 01, 2013

American killed in Egypt was teaching English to children

mt.pngThe Independent reports on an American college student killed Friday amid bloody protests in Egypt. According to family, he was in the country teaching English to young children and bettering his Arabic language skills.

An American student has been stabbed to death during anti-government protests in Egypt, the US State Department has confirmed.

Andrew Pochter, from Chevy Chase, Maryland, was killed after being stabbed in the chest in the coastal city of Alexandria, where anti-government protesters stormed an office of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.

A Facebook post on Saturday that appeared to be from Pochter’s family suggested he was in the country teaching English to children and improving his Arabic. The “R.I.P Andrew Driscoll Pochter” page had also been posted on by colleagues of Pochter at the U.S. educational non-profit organisation where he was working.

The post read: “He went to Egypt because he cared profoundly about the Middle East, and he planned to live and work there in the pursuit of peace and understanding.”

Read the full story from The Independent.

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