Saturday, April 2, 2011

Florida Quran burning sparks deaths during Afghani riots for 2 days

In Afghanistan, Saturday marked a second day of protests in the wake of a small Florida church burning a Quran publicly. Nine people died in Kandahar and more than 80 were injured during a wave of violence, which was fueled by anti-foreign sentiment. Many have said this was the last thing needed in the region after nearly a decade of war.

During Friday, 11 people were killed, including seven foreign United Nations employees in the northern town of Mazar-i-Sharif. The desecration by the U.S. church has further strained already tenuous ties between Afghanistan and the West.

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