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UN Staff Killed In Afghanistan After Quran Burned

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

NPR's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul.

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QUIL LAWRENCE: Afghan television news broadcast footage of demonstrations in Kandahar with signs and slogans against America and the U.S.-supported Afghan government. Rioters burned cars and damaged buildings and also destroyed a high school for girls. Shots rang out across the city as security forces attempted to restore order.

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LAWRENCE: Quil Lawrence, NPR News, Kabul. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.