» 02/24/2012, 00.00
Protests over the burning of the Koran: 7 dead in Herat, stones launched at presidential palace in Kabul
Since this morning, hundreds of protesters surrounded the building. Police fired into the air to disperse the crowd. Other demonstrations are in progress in the rest of the country. Obama apologizes to all the people of Afghanistan for the serious mistake of the U.S. soldiers. Death toll reaches 14 victims.
(AsiaNews) - The official apology of Barack
president, has failed to appease the anger of Afghans in four days of protest against
of the Koran, February 21 in the NATO base in Bagram. Today, 7 people died in Herat
during a protest outside the American consulate. In Kabul, hundreds of people
gathered in front of the presidential palace hurling stones, bottles and chanting
anti-American slogans. To appease the crowd,
police fired into the air. Local sources point out that the capital
is reinforced and the police are patrolling the streets on board pick-up trucks
for fear of attacks on embassies and other government buildings. Protest marches are being held in Baghlan, Kuduz, Nangarhar, Gardez,
a letter sent yesterday to the Afghan president, Obama expressed his "deep
regret for what happened in Bagram," offering his own apologies to all
Afghan people, he stressed that the gesture was a pure mistake and announced
that necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents will be
taken. Today Hamid Karzai, Afghan president, has called on NATO to try the
soldiers who have burned copies of the Muslim holy book.
To date the toll
is 19 dead in clashes. Among the victims are also two American soldiers. They
were killed by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform while defending the
entrance to the military base Khogyani (eastern province of Nangarhar),
besieged by an angry mob. A total of 14 deaths in the protests.
Koran burning continues to cause violence. Nine dead in suicide attack in Jalalabad
The target of the attack were American soldiers stationed at the military airport of the city. Six civilians among the victims. AsiaNews sources underline the anti-Western climate on the streets of Kabul, fuelled by Taliban and local media. France and Britain call home the staff employed in the ministries of the Afghan government.
Bagram: riots and protests over the burning of the Korans in the U.S. base. Calm in Kabul
AsiaNews sources in Afghanistan define the episode as yet another act of violence against the Afghan people. The events are concentrated in areas outside the capital. In Bagram thousands of people storm the NATO base. U.S. embassy in Kabul closed.
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Among the victims are also two NATO soldiers. The protests going on for 48 hours, despite the appeals of President Karzai. AsiaNews sources warn of a possible manipulation by the Taliban. According to the NATO mission in charge, the books were burned by accident. In Kabul, the staff has barred Western diplomats inside the embassies of fear of violence and reprisals.
Card. Tong’s article on China-Holy See dialogue, arouses joy and dismay
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