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Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:52PM
Pakistani demonstrators throw stones at the riot police during a protest near the US Embassy in Islamabad on September 21, 2012.

Pakistani demonstrators throw stones at the riot police during a protest near the US Embassy in Islamabad on September 21, 2012.

At least five people have been killed and dozens more injured in Pakistan during mass rallies held across the country against anti-Islam moves in France and the United States. The deaths occurred on Friday after enraged protesters took to the streets to condemn a US-made anti-Islam movie followed by insulting cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in a French magazine. One of the victims was a police officer who was killed in Karachi after protesters fired shots at US consulate in the city. Fierce clashes were reported in the diplomatic quarter in the capital, Islamabad, while mass protests were also held outside US consulates in the eastern city of Lahore and Peshawar, in the northwest. Earlier in the day, Pakistani protesters set fire to two cinemas in Peshawar. The enraged protesters called for the expulsion of US and French ambassadors to the country. MRS/JR