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Pakistani drowns in ditch during clashes with police, first death in 2 weeks of protests

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    An injured protester being taken from an ambulance at a local hospital, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash) (The Associated Press)

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    Pakistani protesters gather at a road while police fire tear gas shell to disperse them during clashes in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) (The Associated Press)

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    People rush injured protesters to a local hospital, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash) (The Associated Press)

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    Pakistani protesters disperse after police fire tear gas during clashes near the prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014. Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister’s home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators.(AP Photo/B.K. Bangash) (The Associated Press)

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    The vehicle, center, of Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri is guarded by his supporters during clashes in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Pakistani police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters marching toward the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building in Islamabad on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. More than 100 people were injured in the clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) (The Associated Press)

Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

Senior hospital official Dr. Wasim Khawaja said Sunday that protester Naveed Razzaq drowned in a ditch after he was in a crowd that was bombarded with tear gas. More than 300 people were wounded in the clashes, medical officials said.

Razzaq was a supporter of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who along with famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has been leading twin protests since Aug. 14 calling on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign, alleging massive voting fraud in the election that brought him into office last year in Pakistan's first democratic transfer of power.