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One killed in attack on U.S. consulate in Pakistan

By Kay Steiger
Sunday, September 16, 2012 20:52 EDT
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Deadly protest in Pakistan screenshot via Associated Press
 
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One person was killed and dozens more injured after protesters stormed a U.S. outpost in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday.

The New York Times reported that this sudden spurt of violence follows days of peaceful protests in Pakistan over an anti-Islam YouTube video that has sparked protests around the world — most notably the violence that killed four people in Libya last week, including U.S. ambassador Chris Stephens.

The consulate tweeted on Sunday, “All American personnel are safe and accounted for at #USConsulate Karachi. #Pakistan.” The account followed with the tweet, “The United States government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. We reject its content & its message. #Pakistan #USConsulate.”

Watch the video, uploaded to YouTube by the Associated Press on Sept. 16.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
 
 
 
 
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