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Sudan: Protesters try to climb US Embassy wall

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A Sudanese protester stands on a barricade during a demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Germany's Foreign Minister says the country's embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum has been stormed by protesters and set partially on fire. Minister Guido Westerwelle told reporters that the demonstrators are apparently protesting against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.(AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
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CAIRO (AP) — Witnesses say Sudanese police have opened fire on protesters trying to climb the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.

The witnesses say several thousands of Sudanese were protesting outside the embassy, trying to storm it in anger over an obscure file produced in the United States that denigrated the Prophet Muhammad.

It was not immediately clear if any protesters got into the embassy.

The witnesses said at least three protesters were hurt, seen motionless on the ground. There was no immediate confirmation whether they were dead.

The attack came as protests against the film spread around the Middle East and other Muslim countries, from Tunisia to Pakistan.

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