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Four dead in Niger as protests against Charlie Hebdo cartoon turn violent

  • Charlie Hebdo’s publishing of a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad led to violent protests in several Muslim countries and four deaths in Niger on Friday, January 16, according to media reports.

    In the west African country of Niger, protesters attacked churches and shops owned by Christians, with three protesters and one policeman killed in clashes. More than 40 people, including 20 security officers, were injured.

    Violence was also reported in Jordan, Algeria, and Pakistan.

    Several people were injured in protests organized by religious parties in Pakistan.

     

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