Three protesters demonstrating against plans by a Florida pastor to burn copies of the Koran were shot outside a Nato base in Afghanistan today.
Sky News reported on the controversy:
Here’s more on the protest:
A government spokesman in the Afghan province of Badakhshan said a crowd of protesters had hurled rocks at a Nato base run by German troops.
The spokesman, Amin Sohail, said soldiers opened fire and killed one protester. It was later reported that three protesters had been shot, and a total of 11 people wounded.
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But Badakhshan police chief General Agha Noor Kemtuz said initial reports that one person was killed had proved false.