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Two Protesters Reportedly Die In Afghan Protest


Protesters blocked roads in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province on September 10 to protest the planned Koran burning

Protesters blocked roads in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province on September 10 to protest the planned Koran burning

Reports from eastern Afghanistan say two people have died after clashes with security forces.

The two protesters were shot and killed during angry demonstrations in the Baraki Barak district of Logar Province over plans, which have been canceled, of a U.S. pastor to burn copies of the Koran on September 11.

A crowd of about 500 people chanted slogans like "Death to America" and "Death to puppet government."

Some Afghan soldiers were injured by stones, prompting others to fire into the protesters.

compiled from agency reports
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