13 killed, 195 hurt in Pakistan film protests: Officials
KARACHI (AFP) - At least 13 people died and nearly 200 were wounded in Pakistan during violent protests on Friday condemning a United States (US) made film insulting Islam, defying a government call for only peaceful demonstrations, officials said.
Nine people were killed in Karachi, the country’s largest city, and four in the north-western city of Peshawar, hospital officials said.
The combined total of wounded in Karachi, Peshawar and in the capital Islamabad was 195.
Dr Mohammad Shafqat of Karachi’s Jinnah hospital told AFP that it had received four dead bodies and 65 people with injuries, with more wounded arriving.