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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:22 PM

Pakistan protests move to Peshawar



Thousands have taken to the streets of northwest Pakistan to protest the deaths of 18 people they say were killed in overnight raids.

The bodies of the victims, from the Bara tribal area, were placed outside the governor's house in Peshawar by the 3,000 people gathered outside. The tribemen say the dead were killed in a raid by Pakistani security forces in the Khyber agency.

Shabir Ahmed, a soldier from the paramilitary Frontier Constabulary, said his four brothers and father were present at their home when uniformed gunmen stormed his house, opened fire and killed them.

"I want to know who killed my brothers and father and why," he said.

Demonstrators said gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed homes in their area and shot the villagers dead.

'Don't kill us'

remainder: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/2013116151638459257.html

on edit for clarity

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