Three protesters killed in Pakistan

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Three protesters have been shot and killed in Pakistan as the demonstrations against the US-led raids on Afghanistan continue to escalate.

Three protesters have been shot and killed in Pakistan as the demonstrations against the US-led raids on Afghanistan continue to escalate.

The demonstrators were were killed on Tuesday when hundreds of baton-wielding extremists attacked a police station and tried to storm a bank in the nearby town of Kuchlak.

Three top Muslim clerics have also been placed under house arrest as the Government attempts to clampdown on the anti-American protests in the country.

The crackdown followed a day of rioting in the town of Quetta, where protesters burned cars, a police station and looted a bank to demand an end to the US-led attack on Afghanistan.

More protests are scheduled today as anger increases over the raids on Afghanistan.

In Indonesia, police used teargas during a clash with hundreds of Muslim protesters who had surrounded the US embassy in Jakarta.

Earlier the protesters had demonstrated in fron of the UN office in Jakarta, whilst in the the city of Surabaya an effigy of George Bush was burnt outside the US consulate.

In Oman an estimated 1000 students have held a second day of protests against the attacks.

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