7/01/2013 10:52:00 AM

State Department Issues Egypt Travel Warning

Cairo International Airport before the unrest; Photo by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr
The US State Department on Friday issued a warning against all but essential travel to Egypt following the death of an American citizen, Fox News reports. Andrew Pochter, 21, a student at Kenyon College, was one of several people killed this weekend in violent clashes between rival political groups. Pochter was in Alexandria as an intern for a education, training and development nonprofit. The State Department warning said that violence is "likely to continue in the near future due to unrest focused on the first anniversary of the president's assumption of office," and that "participants have thrown rocks and Molotov cocktails and security forces have used tear gas and other crowd control measures against demonstrators." The Cairo International Airport has been overwhelmed with US and other foreign tourists, expats and diplomats fleeing the violence. 

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