UN staff in Afghanistan killed in Koran burning protest
At least eight foreign UN workers have been killed in Afghanistan during an attack on a UN compound in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif, officials say.
The violence occurred during a protest over the burning of the Koran in a US church last month.
Several hundred people had been protesting peacefully in Mazar-e Sharif when the scene suddenly turned violent.
01 Apr 2011
- From the section South Asia