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Senegal: one student killed in clashes with security forces

A student at Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis (270 km north of Dakar) died Tuesday during clashes between security forces and a group of students, who took to the streets to demand the payment of their monthly allowances.APA learned from media sources that Fallou Sene, an undergraduate student in the faculty of Arts and Humanities, was shot to death.

This was according to the privately-owned radio station RFM, whose report was confirmed by the minister of the Interior and Public Security.

Aly Ngouille Ndiaye confirmed what he described as a “regretful incident” during a phone interview with the radio station. He added that 20 people were injured in the skirmishes, including 18 gendarmes.

The Minister vowed that an “investigation” would be opened to shed light on the circumstances leading to the death of the student.

The death of Fallou Sene brings to three the number of students killed in clashes with the Senegalese police, including Bassirou Faye, who died on 14 August 2014, and Balla Gaye who died in 2001. Both Bassirou Faye and Balla Gaye were students at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.

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