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Fresh anti-Islam film protests under way Muslim countries

  • Fresh protests have erupted in Muslim countries against an anti-Islam film made in the United States.

    At least three people were killed in Pakistan as a government-declared "special day of love" for the Prophet Muhammad escalated into violence in several cities.

    In the capital, Islamabad, several people were injured as protesters tried to storm the city's diplomatic enclave to reach the U.S. embassy.

    In the northern city of Peshawar, protesters ransacked two cinema buildings. A driver for Pakistan's ARY TV was also killed after police opened fire to disperse protesters.

    There have been widespread protests over the amateur film, titled Innocence of Muslims, which was posted online earlier this year.

    It portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and the leader of a bloodthirsty gang of men.

    American authorities have paid for adverts on Pakistani television that show President Barack Obama condemning the film.

    Protests against the film began last Tuesday in Cairo and spread to the Libyan city of Benghazi, where demonstrators stormed the U.S. consulate, killing the ambassador and three other Americans.