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Pakistan officer accused of extrajudicial killings gets bail

AP  |  Karachi 

A accused of scores of extrajudicial killings has been released on

Rao Anwar, a former whose forces have been accused of killing of more than 400 people in police raids, was released today.

Authorities say he was behind a "stage-managed" shootout on January 13 in which police killed a 27-year-old aspiring fashion model from a prominent Pashtun tribe.

The killing was widely condemned by rights groups and sparked nationwide protests by Pashtuns, who have long complained of harsh treatment by security forces.

The Pashtun tribes are concentrated along the restive Afghan-Pakistani border, where security forces have been waging a yearslong campaign against al-Qaida and other militant groups.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 20:30 IST