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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.

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