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Demonstrators March Against U.S. In Pakistan

Demonstrators in Peshawar on 19 January (epa) 20 January 2006 -- An estimated 8,000 people marched through the Pakistani city of Peshawar today in protest at an air strike last week that killed at least 13 civilians and possibly several Al-Qaeda leaders.

The U.S. is reported to have carried out the 13 January strike although the United States has not officially acknowledged this.

The protestors marched from two mosques after Friday prayers to the center of the city chanting "Death to America!" and "Jihad!"

Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, speaking on 19 January, said it appeared likely several Al-Qaeda members were killed in the raid: "We have information and reports that some Al-Qaeda foreigner terrorists [were] killed in the Bajaur air strike."

The apparent main target, Al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al- Zawahri, was not reported hurt.


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