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Pakistan: deadly violence at Imran Khan 'shut down' protest

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By Euronews
Pakistan: deadly violence at Imran Khan 'shut down' protest

<p>An anti-government protest in Pakistan has turned deadly as supporters of opposition leader Imran Khan clashed with security forces and rival groups backing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.</p> <p>At least one person was killed and several others injured in the eastern city of Faisalabad. </p> <p>Khan, a former cricket hero, has pledged to ‘shut down’ several Pakistani cities in his campaign to force the premier to step down over claims he rigged last year’s election – something Sharif denies.</p> <p>Deadly unrest had already marked Khan’s earlier protests in the capital Islamabad.</p> <p>Despite the fresh bloodshed, Khan’s campaign is due to continue – culminating in moves to ‘close’ the whole of Pakistan later this month.</p>