2 die in the anti-Koran burning protest event in Kabul

September 13th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Sep 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Anti-Koran burning protest protest against the United States in Afghanistan on Sunday turned deadly, when two people died after they clashed with Afghan security forces.

The protesters were believed to have protesting against Pastor Terry Jones’s “suspended” threat to burn copies of the Holy Koran on the 9th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States that left more than 3,000 people dead.

Pastor Terry Jones failed to carry his threat of burning the Holy Koran on Saturday through when he said he has had a “rethink” and has suspended his decision. His initially threat received condemnation from all over the world including President Barack Obama, who said that Al-Qaeda will use the incident as a recruitment tool to get more terrorists to join them.

On the protest on Sunday morning, the protesters chanted, “Death to America” and “Death to the puppet government” (referring to the current Afghan administration). The protesters threw stones at Afghan soldiers and United States tanks prompting the shooting by some Afghan soldiers that killed the two. Some Afghan soldiers sustained injuries from the stones the protesters threw at them.

However the Afghan police have denied that there were deaths during the protest.

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