Pakistan clashes leave 7 dead

100 hurt as police confront followers of cleric-politician

Posted: June 18, 2014 at 5:18 a.m.

A Pakistani police officer scuffles with a female protester Tuesday in Lahore, where clashes between police and followers of a preacher have turned deadly.

At least seven people died and about 100 were injured in Lahore in violent clashes between the police and followers of Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri, a fiery preacher turned political activist who has called for a mass movement against the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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