At least 20 people killed in Quran burning protests in east Afghanistan

At least 20 people were killed and several dozen others injured in violent protests that erupted in Jalalabad in east Afghanistan over the burning of a Quran by a radical Christian preacher in the United States, a source in the country’s security forces said on Sunday.
The actions of Christian preacher Terry Jones, who supervised the burning of the Quran at a church in Florida on March 20, have outraged Muslims worldwide and triggered riots in Afghanistan where protesters stormed a UN compound in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday, killing seven UN foreign staff.
On Saturday, at least 10 people were killed and 83 wounded in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on a second day of riots over the desecration of Islam’s holy book.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday called “o…

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