Islamists Suspected In Egyptian Student's Murder

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a university student was fatally stabbed as his girlfriend looked on after three suspected Islamic militants confronted the couple and told them they should not be together in public.

The killing is fueling fears that vigilante groups are seeking to strictly enforce Islamic teachings, emboldened by the election of an Islamist president.

The student, 20-year-old Ahmed Hussein Eid, was with his girlfriend in a quiet park in the city of Suez, a favorite spot for romantic rendezvous.

The killing followed murders of two musicians, also by suspected militants.

Security officials say there is no evidence to link the assailants to any of the main Islamic groups in Egypt.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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