Pakistan hangs ex-governor’s killer, sparking tensions

February 29, 2016 6:43 AM

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Monday hanged the convicted killer of a former governor, shot in 2011 by his bodyguard who accused him of blasphemy, officials said.

The execution triggered protests in several cities denouncing the hanging after some religious and political leaders, as well as militant groups, publicly defended the killer. Most schools also closed down in the capital, Islamabad, and the nearby garrison city of Rawalpindi in fear of violence by s...

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