Afghanistan: New clashes over burning of Koran leave seven dead
Thursday 23 February 2012
Seven people were killed in clashes between Afghan security forces and protesters demonstrating against the burning of Korans by foreign soldiers at a Nato base near Kabul.
The anger over the incident provoked two days of protests across the country and fuelled a popular perception that foreign troops disrespect Afghan culture and Islam.
The interior ministry said the clashes in the eastern province of Parwan left four dead. Other deaths were reported at a US base near Kabul, where guards killed one person, and in Logar and Jalalabad provinces.
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