Nangarhar residents stage anti-Quran burning protest (Video)By Babrak Amirzada Feb 23, 2012 - 17:14
JALALABAD (PAN): At least thirteen people were killed and 27 others wounded as protests over alleged burning of the Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase continued across Afghanistan for a third day on Thursday, officials and witnesses said.
In eastern Nangarhar province, where thousands of people converged on Jalalabad, one protestor was killed in a clash with security guards of the airport. At least 11 people, including a policeman, were injured in the fire exchange.
Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told a news conference the clash erupted after the protestors torched six tankers carrying fuel for NATO-led troops.
Public Health Director Baz Mohammad Sherzad confirmed to Pajhwok receiving at the Jalalabad Civil Hospital a dead body and 11 wounded individuals from the site. He would say nothing about the condition of the wounded.