Clashes in Pakistan after TLP takes several police hostage

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    Police in Pakistan say supporters of a banned political party, Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP), took six police officers hostage in Lahore on Sunday.

    Police had earlier raided their offices, which prompted thousands to take to the streets in violent protests.

    Several of the TLP supporters were killed and dozens were injured.

    Lahore police said the violence began on Sunday after a police station was attacked.

    They accused TLP supporters of taking six officers hostage and torturing some.

    Prime Minister Imran Khan said more than 600 officers were injured in protests last week.

    There is a media blackout, while social media has been blocked in some areas.

    Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

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    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

    Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

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