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09-13-2010, 09:01 PM
Afghanistan: 1 killed, 6 injured in Qur'an burning protest in N Afghanistan


FAYZABAD, (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.

Fighting took place during the demonstration causing one civilian dead, six others including four police personnel injured, said the police chief.

Locals said troops with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) opened fire to the civilians, an allegation which was rejected by Safoi.