One killed as protestors march on US Consulate
Death to America’ slogan chanted ,Nationwide protests against anti-Islam film
Karachi—One person was killed and nine others were injured in violent protests in front of the US consulate in Karachi.
The protestors were voicing their anger over anti-Islam video, which has caused anger in Muslim countries.
Police fired bullets in the air and used tear gas and water canons to disperse some 1,000 people at a rally organised by Majlis-e-Wahadatul Muslimeen.
Police said, they had to fire tear gas shells after the protestors refused to pay any heed to their warning.
16 dead, 12 injured in Dir landmine blast
Peshawar—A deadly blast, believed to be a landmine explosion, hitting a passenger van in the outskirts of Dir district Sunday morning left at least 16 people dead and around a dozen others seriously wounded. Those killed included 3 women and equal number of children. The medics at the City’s major hospitals termed the condition of many injured as precarious fearing the death toll would go higher. Some officials said the blast was resulted from IED.
Dumping of ‘infected’ Australian sheep ordered
Karachi—Commissioner Karachi, Roshan Ali Shaikh, ordered dumping of the recently imported “infected” Australian sheep after administering poisonous injections to them.
The 21,000 Australian sheep, infected with salmonella and actinomyces, arrived in Pakistan in the first week of September after Bahrain refused to accept the consignment because the animals allegedly had the scabby mouth disease.
8 Afghan women perish in Nato air strike
Mihtarlam—Eight women were killed and eight women wounded in a NATO air strike east of Kabul, an Afghan official said Sunday, adding that an investigation had been ordered.
NATO’s US-led International Security Assistance Force said it had targeted insurgents, but had been made aware of “possible ISAF-caused civilian casualties” numbering five to eight, extending its sincerest condolences over the “tragic loss of life”.