Gunmen kill three Al-Azhar University guards in Egypt

Riot police take positions during clashes in front of Al-Azhar University's campus with student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo's Nasr City district, May 9, 2014. (File Photo: Reuters)

Unidentified gunmen opened fire early Tuesday on guards protecting Egypt’s Al-Azhar University in Cairo, killing at least three of them, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.

Several other people were wounded in the attack and were being treated for head and chest wounds.

Al-Azhar University is part of Al-Azhar, which is regarded as Egypt’s highest Sunni Muslim institution.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43