Protester Killed in March on US Consulate in Karachi

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - U.S. Embassy officials in Pakistan say all Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi are safe after clashes broke out between protesters and police.

Police say hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video broke through a barricade and reached the outer wall of the consulate. Police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, while police and private security guards outside the consulate fired shots in the air to disperse the crowd.

A spokesman for the Shiite Muslim group that organized the rally says one protester was killed in the clash.

An official with the main ambulance service in the city confirms one dead protester was taken away along with 18 who were injured.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad says all Americans who work at the consulate are safe.

In the eastern city of Lahore, at least 8,000 people attended a rally where an American flag was burned. Smaller protests were held in other parts of Pakistan.

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