Violent protest breaks out in northern Afghanistan

8 UN workers killed as protesters demonstrate against Koran burning

Eight foreign UN workers were killed in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan on Friday, during a violent protest over the burning of a Koran in a U.S. church. The protest began peacefully after Friday prayers, until demonstrators suddenly attacked the UN compound chanting “Death to the USA, Death to Israel!” Pastor Wayne Sapp burned a Koran on March 20 at a Florida church with Pastor Terry Jones, who became the subject of international condemnation for his own aborted plan to burn the Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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