Two Afghans killed during Koran-burning protests

Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:28am EDT

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KABUL, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Two protesters were shot and killed in Afghanistan's east on Sunday, a district government official said, during angry demonstrations staged even though an obscure U.S. pastor abandoned plans to burn copies of the Koran.

The two who died were among seven wounded during clashes with Afghan security forces who tried to disperse protests in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province.

"Two wounded protesters died in hospital due to severe gunshot wounds," Baraki Barak district chief Mohammad Rahim Amin told Reuters by telephone. (Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Paul Tait and Ron Popeski)

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pburgdon wrote:
Because an idiot in FL said he would burn some Korans, the media blew the whole situation way out of proportion. Now, people have been killed for absolutely no reason at all. Also remember that Islamics have killed their own people for being Christians and they burned many Christian bibles and destroyed Christian churches; these facts were not even mentioned by the media. Media, pat your selves on the back, you blew it again.

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