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More deaths in Koran-burning protests in Afghanistan

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More deaths in Koran-burning protests in Afghanistan


Three people have died in Afghanistan as protests continue over copies of the Koran being burnt. Six people died in similar demonstrations on Wednesday.
Adding fuel to the fire, the Taliban are calling on people to target military bases and kill foreigners since it came to light foreign troops accidentally desecrated the holy books.
Despite an investigation and apologies from the commander of the NATO-led forces in the country and the White House, demonstrations have spread to the eastern Laghman province and the city of Jalalabad. 
The unrest began after Korans were inadvertently destroyed by troops who did not realise they were copies of the Islamic holy book. Detainees had been using the Korans to pass on extremist messages.
Afghan workers found the charred remains at the US-run Bagram airbase.

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