Protest And Attack Over Quran Burning Leaves 12 Dead In Afghanistan

There are a protest today because a Pastor in Florida that had reportedly burned the Islamic holy book. Pastor Terry Jones said that he was going to burn the Quran on the ninth anniversary of Sept 11th 2001. Supposedly this did not happen but now they said that March 20th they were going to put the book on trial. This triggered the protest in Afganistan as well as the attack on the United Nations.

There were at least 12 people that were killed on Friday in the attack on a U.N. building which is in Afghanistan. Abdul Rauof Taj the security director of Bulkh province said that eight works for the United Nations and four Afghans were killed.

President Barak Obama condemned the attack by saying “We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to reject violence and resolve differences through dialogue.” White House spokesman Jay Carney said he would not speculate on the motivation behind the attack but says that it is not justified no matter what motivated it.

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