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7 Killed in Pakistan Stampede

Officials in central Pakistan say a stampede at a political rally has killed seven people and injured at least 40.

Authorities say the people who were killed were trampled in the rush to leave the stadium shortly after cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan ended his speech late Friday.

Khan has led mass demonstrations in the capital, Islamabad, since August, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down over alleged fraud in the 2013 elections.

Pro-Khan rallies elsewhere in Pakistan have been largely free of incident.