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7 dead as police, religious party workers clash in Pakistan's Lahore

Published on Jun 17, 2014 5:49 PM
 
Pakistani policemen keep watch at a checkpoint in Lahore on June 16, 2014. At least seven people were killed on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 when the Pakistani police clashed with followers of fiery Canadian-Pakistani preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri in the eastern city of Lahore, hospital officials said. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - At least seven people were killed on Tuesday when the Pakistani police clashed with followers of a fiery preacher in the eastern city of Lahore, hospital officials said.

The clashes involved supporters of Canadian-Pakistani Tahir-ul-Qadri who held a major anti-corruption march last year prior to the May 2013 election that saw the country's first democratic handover of power.

"We received seven dead bodies including two women. All of them had bullet wounds," said Dr Abdul Rauf, medical superintendent at the city's Jinnah Hospital.

"We also received 80 injured, 40 with bullet injuries and 40 with other wounds. Two injured are critical," he said.

 
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