Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

'Driver killed' during film protest

Muslims protest against the Innocence of Muslims film in Kuala Lumpur
Iranian women pray as one holds an anti-US placard in front of the French Embassy in Tehran (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

A Pakistani TV reporter said his driver was killed when police opened fire to disperse protesters demonstrating against an anti-Islam film who were torching a cinema in the north-west city of Peshawar.

Kashif Mahmood said he was sitting with the driver, Mohammad Amir, in their vehicle covering the protest when police opened fire.

He said three bullets hit the vehicle, including one that critically wounded Amir. He later died in hospital.

The TV channel ARY showed footage of Mr Amir at the hospital as doctors tried to save him. It also showed the windshield of the vehicle shattered by several gunshots.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz