At least 13 people died and dozens were wounded Friday (September 21st) in Pakistan during violent protests condemning an anti-Islam film that sparked violence across the region, AFP reported.
Nine people were killed in Karachi and four in the north-western city of Peshawar, the news agency said. Dozens of people -- possibly more than 200 -- were wounded across the country.
In Karachi, thousands took to the streets in different demonstrations across the city to condemn the film.
Scuffles broke out when protesters attempted to march towards the US consulate, police said.
The BBC reported that police fired live bullets in the air to disperse crowds in Karachi, and that one of those killed in the protests was a policeman.
Meanwhile, protesters in Peshawar torched and ransacked cinemas, and a driver for Pakistan's ARY television channel was killed when police opened fire, the BBC said.
Demonstrators in Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq also protested the film on Friday.