Pakistan: Several Killed In Hazara Violence
Police opened fire on the protesters in Abbottabad, the headquarters of Hazara division where the people were holding demonstration against the change of name of NWFP to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The situation is still tense.
"The number of deaths in the rampant violence in Abbottabad against the name of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw, rose to five with over 100 injured, Geo News reported Monday.
These people were injured in the firing incidents by the riot police during the protests demonstrations by the workers of Tehreek Sooba Hazara.
Police resorted to aerial firing outside the District Hospital as well.
According to hospital sources, several injured have been brought to the hospitals where state of emergency has been declared, as the protest is raging across the city.
Out of these injured, five critically hurt people lost their lives, the hospital sources said.
The protesters demanding new Hazarah province, set on fire a police mobile at Fawwarah Chawk. Various other vehicles have been torched in the city.
It should be mentioned that the protests broke up this morning against the new name of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw. The protesters, who are workers of Hazarah Province Movement, took bodies of those who recently were killed in the violence, out from the hospital.
At least three people were killed and 60 others injured during protests today."