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Thousands of Afghans Protest Over Koran Burning

Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 12:26 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan — Shouts of "Death to America!" rang out as Afghan demonstrators Saturday denounced now-suspended plans by an American pastor to burn copies of the Muslim holy book, the Koran, the Los Angeles Times reports.

More than 10,000 people took part in a protest in Logar province, south of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

That demonstration, in the provincial capital of Pul-i-Alam, was initially peaceful but boiled over into violence as some protesters set shops ablaze and tried to storm the governor's compound.

Logar's police chief, Gen. Mohammad Mustafa Mohseni, said rock-throwing and clashes between protesters and security forces continued for several hours. At least three people were injured, provincial officials said.

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