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3 more die as protests continue in Pakistan

[b]3 more die as protests continue in Pakistan [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 16 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]At least three persons including a child died and more than 50 others injured as angry protests against publication of blasphemous cartoons continued in Pakistan on the third consecutive day.

Protesters burned a KFC restaurant and movie theatres in the biggest protest yet against the sacrilege on Wednesday, as more than 70,000 people flooded into the streets of Peshawar city, the capital of North-West Frontier Province neighboring Afghanistan.

The massive mob went on a rampage, torching businesses and fighting police, who struck back with tear gas, batons and water cannons.

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