Photographer shot during Hebdo demo

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Published: Friday 16th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A press photographer has been shot in Pakistan during a demonstration against Charlie Hebdo.

Pakistani students clashed with police in Karachi during protests against the French satirical magazine which was attacked by gunmen last week for publishing images of the Prophet Mohammed.

The clashes broke out when the protesters started heading towards the French consulate in Karachi. They began throwing stones at police, who tried to push them back with water cannons and tear gas.

French news agency AFP said its photographer Asif Hassan had undergone surgery and “his life does not seem in danger”. AFP is trying to find out whether Mr Hassan was targeted or shot accidentally.

The protesters were mostly students affiliated with the Jamaat-e-Islami political party.

Published: Friday 16th January 2015 by The News Editor

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