21-year-old Kenyon College student, Andrew Pochter, stabbed to death in Egypt during protests

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A 21-year-old Ohio college student was killed Friday in Egypt during violent clashes between government supporters and opponents.

The State Department Saturday morning said Andrew Pochter, a student at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, was was stabbed to death while photographing battles in Alexandria between supporters and foes of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Pochter is among seven people to be killed in the four days during protests in Egypt.

Gambier is a village in Knox County, northeast of Columbus -- about two and a half hours from Cincinnati.

Kenyon College said in a statement on its website that Pochter was from Chevy Chase, Md., working in Egypt as an intern for a non-profit education organization.

CNN reports the student was in Egypt to teach English to young students this summer.

Pochter's loved ones say he cared deeply about the Middle East and planned to live and work there after graduating.

His family also described him as a wonderful young man looking for new experiences in the world and ways to share his talents.

The department issued a warning advising Americans to defer nonessential travel to Egypt because of the continuing violence there.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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