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Several Injured In Anti-U.S. Protest In Kabul


Police arrest a protester in Kabul

Police arrest a protester in Kabul

Up to 10 people, including both protesters and police, were reported injured when an anti-American protest grew violent in Kabul.

Several hundred chanting anti-U.S. slogans threw rocks at police and set fire to tyres to block a road. Police fired into the air to disperse the crowd.

The protests come three days before a parliamentary election which the Taliban have vowed to disrupt. They follow three days of protests at the weekend over plans by an obscure U.S. pastor, which he later abandoned, to burn copies of the Koran to mark the September 11, 2001 anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States.

Three people were killed in those protests. Observers had warned that the Taliban may try to exploit the Koran-burning protests.

compiled from agency reports
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