Friday, April 01, 2011

UN workers beheaded in Afghanistan for Koran burned in Florida...

Eight foreign employees of the United Nations in Afghanistan have been killed after protesters overran their compound in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Two of the dead were beheaded by attackers who also burned parts of the compound and climbed up blast walls to topple a guard tower, said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a police spokesman for the northern region.

It is believed to be the deadliest ever attack on the UN in Afghanistan.

Over a thousand protesters had flooded into the streets of the normally peaceful city after Friday prayers to denounce the burning of Islam's holy book, the Koran, by a US pastor, and after two or three hours violence broke out.

Police fired into the air in an unsuccessful bid to control the crowd. More...

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