Egypt questions 3 detained U.S. students

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INDIANAPOLIS — The spokeswoman for the American University in Cairo says three students arrested during protests in the city have been questioned by a prosecutor.

Morgan Roth says the three were supposed to be questioned Tuesday under the observation of university and U.S. Embassy representatives. She thought that was cancelled but later found out they had been questioned with an embassy official present.

The students have been held in Cairo since their arrest Monday night.

An Egyptian official has said the students were arrested on the roof of a university building where they were throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters near Tahrir Square. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to speak to the media.

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