The Columbus Dispatch

Mob attacks Pakistan police, fails to grab blasphemy suspect


PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A Muslim mob burned a police station and four police posts overnight in northwest Pakistan after officers refused to hand over a mentally unstable man accused of desecratin­g Islam’s holy book, the Quran, authoritie­s said Monday.

No officers were hurt in the attacks, which forced the police to summon troops to restore order in Charsadda, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhw­a province, local officer Asif Khan said.

A video posted on social media showed the police station burning.

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