Pakistan sees violent backlash over Charlie Hebdo

January 16, 2015 4:01 PM

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Pakistan sees violent backlash over Charlie Hebdo

ISLAMABAD -- Protests across Pakistan on Friday over French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cover image of the Prophet Muhammad prompted the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order tighter security around French diplomatic missions.

Asif Hasan, a photographer for the French news agency AFP was seriously wounded when he was hit by shots fired during a protest of a couple hundred people near the French consulate in the southern port city of Karachi. Hasan underwent surgery and was reportedly recovering in hospital.

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