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Five die in Koran burning protests

WHEN copies of the Koran were set alight at the US Bagram airbase military base in Afghanistan – they were tossed into a fire pit used for rubbish –  Afghanis reacted with predictable anger. News is that five people had been killed and many more hurt.

Last year, lives were lost when protesters furious at the burning of a Koran by juvenile attention-seeking Florida pastor Terry Jones stormed a UN compound.

General John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan, said the texts “were inadvertently taken to an incineration facility”.

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Posted: 22nd, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)