The Seattle Times


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3 Afghans killed in riots over Quran burnings

Afghan demonstrators shouts anti-US slogans during a protest against Koran desecration in Kabul on February 22, 2012. At least 11 people were wounded when shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators trying to march on the city center to protest the burning of copies of the Koran by NATO troops. The US embassy in Kabul declared it was on lockdown and Afghan police said they were dispatching reinforcements to stop an angry mob, torching cars and attacking shops, from marching into the center of the capital.