6 dead, dozens injured as riot police clash with Islamist protesters in Pakistan

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At least six people were killed and an estimated 200 were injured as clashes intensified between riot police and protesters on Saturday in Islamabad. Security forces threw tear gas at protesters and fired rubber bullets into the crowds. Demonstrators responded by pelting rocks. The Pakistan government called on the army to reinforce police who were trying to move hard-liner protesters from the road.

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