KABUL, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Two civilians were killed and four others injured in a Koran-burning protest launched Sunday in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province.
Mohammad Darzesh, the spokesman for the provincial administration, told Xinhua through telephone that some 1,000 gathered in Baraki Barak district to protest against the Koran- burning issue which headlined in media recently.
The protesters were in a bid to attack a police checkpost, said the official, adding that the police opened fire in the air to warn the demonstrators leading to casualties.
Protests against the Koran-burning in many parts of Afghanistan have caused civilian casualties.
1 killed, 6 injured in Koran burning protest in N Afghanistan
FAYZABAD, Afghanistan, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- One civilian was killed and six others injured in a Koran burning protest launched Friday in northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province.
Syed Safoi, the provincial police chief, told Xinhua that thousands gathered in Fayzabad city, capital of the province, to protest against the Koran burning issue which headlined in media recently. Full story
World leaders condemn Quran-burning plan of U.S. pastor
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- World leaders and government officials have condemned the Quran-burning plan of U.S. pastor Terry Jones and raised concerns that the move may spark Muslim outrage around the globe and endanger U.S. interests.
In the latest development on Friday, Jones announced to put on hold his plan to burn hundreds of Quran copies Saturday to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, but threatened to go ahead unless his demand to relocate a mosque project in New York is satisfied. Full story
U.S. president denounces plan to burn Koran in Florida
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday denounced as "destructive" a plan by a Florida minister to burn Korans on the 9th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Full story
Burning Quran is the most hideous crime: Malaysian official
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Burning Quran is the most hideous crime or action, Malaysian foreign minister described on Thursday.
The action was unthinkable, especially when the plan was initiated from a pastor of a church, Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman told reporters at the country's federal administration center. Full story
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