Pakistan Violence Results in 30 Deaths

A Pakistani opposition activist reacts to a bullet wound. Credit: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images. i i

A Pakistani opposition party activist cries in pain from a bullet wound during clashes Saturday in Karachi. Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Pakistani opposition activist reacts to a bullet wound. Credit: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images.

A Pakistani opposition party activist cries in pain from a bullet wound during clashes Saturday in Karachi.

Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

In Pakistan on Saturday, pro- and anti-government demonstrators clashed in the city of Karachi, leaving 30 people dead and more than 100 wounded. Gunfire erupted in several parts of the city.

The violence was prompted by a visit to Karachi by Pakistan's chief justice, a man President Pervez Musharraf suspended from his office two months ago in what critics of the government say is a battle over judicial independence.

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