AFGANISTAN: Students lead protest over 'burnt' Koran

There were protests last weekend in the Afghan capital, Kabul, over allegations that foreign troops in the country burnt a copy of the Koran, writes Andrew North for BBC News. Hundreds of Kabul University students led the protest, burning an effigy of US President Barack Obama.

The US-led Nato force denied the claims, saying it has investigated the incident in Wardak province and found the allegations to be groundless. The local authorities there have so far supported Nato. They say they did find evidence that a Koran had been burnt, but blamed drug addicts and said the Taliban may be spreading rumours that foreign troops were responsible to provoke anti-American unrest.
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