02/22/2012 03:32 am ET Updated Apr 22, 2012

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

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)