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Kandahar protest at Koran burning

At least nine people have been killed in the Afghan city of Kandahar during a demonstration against the burning of a Koran in the US, local authorities have said.

Hundreds of people took part in the protest.

On Friday, seven UN workers were killed after a protest over the same issue in in the northern city of Mazar-i Sharif.

The BBC's Paul Wood says the authorities blame the Taliban for the attacks.

  • 02 Apr 2011
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