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Pakistan's Imran Khan survives assassination bid as protests flare

Former PM demands top officials be investigated for attack, prompting gag order

A supporter of Pakistan former Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a protest in Karachi after the assassination attempt.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan survived an assassination attempt on Thursday after being shot in the leg while leading a protest march in Wazirabad, in the country's Punjab province. The attack has triggered violent demonstrations across the country by the 70-year-old Khan's supporters, some against military and government officials.

Eight others, including two senior leaders of Khan's Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Movement for Justice, or PTI) party, were also injured, and one party worker was killed.

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