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Rioting protesters kill 8 foreign UN workers in Balkh

Rioting protesters kill 8 foreign UN workers in Balkh

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Apr 01, 2011 - 18:37

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): Eight foreign workers with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon (UNAMA) were killed after angry protestors trapped them in a burning building in northern Balkh province, an official said.

Hundreds of people in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, set fire to the UNAMA office during a protest against the burning of a copy of the holy Quraninfo-icon by a Florida church pastor, Lal Mohammd Ahamdzai, the 303 Pamir Police Zone commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Before entering the building, they pelted stones at the UNAMA office .

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