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Fifteen wounded at Pakistan film protest: hospital

At least 15 people, including three police officers, were wounded on Friday in clashes at a Pakistani protest against an anti-Islam film

  • AFP
  • Published: 13:24 September 21, 2012

  • Image Credit: AFP
  • A Pakistani demonstrator throws a tear gas shell towards riot police during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Islamabad on September 21, 2012. Angry demonstrators set fire to two cinemas in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, police and witnesses said, as the country began a day of protests against an anti-Islam film. Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf urged people to vent their fury peacefully over the "Innocence of Muslims" film, which has triggered angry demonstrations around the world.

Peshawar: At least 15 people, including three police officers, were wounded on Friday in clashes at a Pakistani protest against an anti-Islam film made in the United States, a hospital official said.

A driver working for private TV station ARY was seriously wounded and hooked up to a ventilator, said Doctor Mukhtar Khan, head of the Lady Reading Hospital in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
 

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