Rioting protesters kill 8 foreign UN workers in Balkh
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Eight foreign workers with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (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 Quran 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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