UN Staff Killed In Afghanistan After Quran Burned Violence continues in Afghanistan in response to a Florida preacher's destruction of a Quran last month. Riots in the southern city of Kandahar have killed 9 people and wounded scores. Leaders around the world have condemned the violence in northern Afghanistan, where a crowd stormed the UN compound there on Friday, killing 7 international staff.
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UN Staff Killed In Afghanistan After Quran Burned

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UN Staff Killed In Afghanistan After Quran Burned

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Violence continues in Afghanistan in response to a Florida preacher's destruction of a Quran last month. Riots in the southern city of Kandahar have killed 9 people and wounded scores. Leaders around the world have condemned the violence in northern Afghanistan, where a crowd stormed the UN compound there on Friday, killing 7 international staff.

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NPR's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul.

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QUIL LAWRENCE: Afghan television news broadcast footage of demonstrations in Kandahar with signs and slogans against America and the U.S.-supported Afghan government. Rioters burned cars and damaged buildings and also destroyed a high school for girls. Shots rang out across the city as security forces attempted to restore order.

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LAWRENCE: Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Kabul.

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