Students clash at Mutah University

[20-06-2013 12:48 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - A fight between students at Mutah University in the southern governorate of Karak renewed on Thursday after campus security managed to contain it earlier.

Students from two different tribes clashed on campus, prompting security and gendarmerie forces to be dispatched at the university's main gate to prevent the fight from escalating.

Students reportedly hurled rocks at each other and used sticks and batons in the fight.

Three students reportedly sustained minor injuries.

No details regarding the cause of the fight have been given yet.

Mutah University President Rida Khawaldeh told Ammon News that classes resumed as usual on campus on Thursday, noting that the incident was contained and there is no intention to suspend classes.

The fight comes only a few days after King Abdullah II patronized a graduation ceremony at Mutah University's military wing, in which he highlighted the topic of university and social violence and urged both official agencies and civil society to cooperate together to put an end to the alarming phenomenon of university violence.

University violence claimed the lives of four people and left dozens injured in late April when student clashes at Al Hussein bin Talal University in Ma'an turned deadly as students brought weapons to campus in part of clashes between students from different tribes at an open day ceremony.

The incident escalated and turned into violent riots inside and outside campus.

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