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Afghanistan: Demonstrators Torch Foreign Compound In Kabul After Quran-Burning At U.S. Base

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DEMONSTRATIONS IN KABUL
Afghan demonstrators shouts anti-US slogans during a protest against Koran desecration in Kabul on February 22, 2012. (Photo by SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty Images


KABUL, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Demonstrators in the Afghan capital Kabul set fire on Wednesday to part of a housing compound used by foreign contract workers during a second day of violent clashes after copies of the Koran, Islam's holy book, were burned at a NATO base.

A Reuters witness said the fire damaged part of a guesthouse at the Green Village complex, where 1,500 mostly foreign contractors live and work. (Editing by Michael Georgy and Sanjeev Miglani)

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