At least 8 people were killed on Friday when a mob angered by reports of a Quran-burning in the U.S.
stormed the UN office in Afghanistan’s fourth largest city. The office in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of the northern Balkh province, is now occupied by the protestors.
Islam’s holy book was burnt in a small church in the U.S. state of Florida on March 21 after a “trial” found it guilty of a number of crimes.
The burning was overseen by Pastor Terry Jones, who gained worldwide notoriety last year after threatening to burn the book.
A Russian national, who earlier worked for the Russian embassy in Kabul, was among those injured in the attack, a police spokesman told RIA Novosti.
KABUL, April 1 (RIA Novosti)