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Pakistanis Denounce Bounty On Terror Suspect


An activist of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a religious charity founded by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, beats a U.S. flag with his shoes during a protest rally in Karachi on April 6.

An activist of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a religious charity founded by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, beats a U.S. flag with his shoes during a protest rally in Karachi on April 6.

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets after Friday Prayers in Pakistan, burning U.S. flags and condemning Washington's move to place a $10 million bounty on the head of a Pakistani militant leader.

The rallies in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, and Muzaffarabad were organized by the Defense Council of Pakistan, an alliance of right-wing, religious and extremist groups.

The protesters chanted anti-U.S. slogans, and demanded holy war.

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was announced by Washington on April 2.

The founding member of the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e Taiba is suspected of masterminding numerous terrorist attacks, including the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, that killed more than 160 people.

Based on reporting by AFP and RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

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