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February 23, 2012 3:00 am

Deadly Rioting in Afghanistan Over Quran Burning at U.S. Base

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Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where the burning of the qurans occured. Photo: DoD.

WSJ – Deadly anti-American protests spread across Afghanistan Wednesday as demonstrators armed with guns, iron rods and rocks attacked Afghan government and Western targets, venting their outrage over the burning of copies of the Quran at a U.S. military base.

At least seven people were killed and dozens more were injured as Afghan police and soldiers confronted thousands of irate demonstrators in several cities, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.

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