Anti-Koran-Burning Protests Kill 2 More

Troops fired on protesters storming gov't building
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 12, 2010 11:36 AM CDT
Afghans shout anti-US slogans as they burn tires during a protest of a small American church's plan to burn the Koran, at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010.   (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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(Newser) – Two more people died in Afghanistan's third day of violent protests against Terry Jones' plan to burn the Koran, as many Afghans seemed unaware that the controversial pastor called the plan off. As the AP reports, the ruckus over the small US church stirred anger toward Afghanistan's pro-Western government, and the deaths occurred when soldiers fired on protesters trying to storm a government building.

Protesters chanted "Death to America," and burned tires and election posters. "I can say for sure that this was the work of the enemies of peace and stability in Afghanistan who are trying to use any opportunity to disrupt the security situation," said one official. (Read more Afghanistan stories.)

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