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German-led PRT offices comes under rocket attack

German-led PRT offices comes under rocket attack

Sep 11, 2010 - 20:59

<!--break--><p>KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Suspected Taliban militants fired several rockets at the German-led Provincial Reconstruction Team office in northern Badakhshan province, the team said on Saturday.</p><p>The attack in Faizabad, the provincial capital, came hours after protesters angry over a threat from a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran tried to storm the PRT office on Friday.</p><p>One person was killed and six others wounded when security personnel guarding the office gate opened fire on the crowd.</p><p>Four rockets landed inside the PRT building, the group's media office in Kunduz city, capital of Kunduz province, said in a statement.</p><p>It said there were no casualties, but the building was partially damaged.</p><p>Badakhshan's police chief said the attack could have been a reaction to the American church's threat to burn the holy book. The church has since said it would not go though with its plan.</p><p>Police said they had arrested two people who they said were the instigators of violence during the protest.</p><p>ma/cas</p>

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