'Deaths' as Afghans protest US raid on Islamic school

Protesters complained about arrests by foreign forces at school.

'Deaths' as Afghans protest US raid on Islamic school

Afghans on Tuesday protested US raid on Islamic school on the outskirts of the capital.

Protesters complained about arrests by foreign forces at school. About 300 protesters blocked streets in the neighborhood of Qalacha. Some threw rocks through windows. A small group hoisted a banner that said: "We don't want American occupiers."

Reuters witnesses saw police firing rounds into the air and on the ground to disperse the protesters, and also what appeared to be three lifeless bodies being carried away by a police vehicle.

Khalil Dastyar, deputy police chief of Kabul, told reporters at the scene that 5 protesters and 15 police had been wounded in the clashes.

Some residents said U.S. forces had caused outrage on Monday night when dog handlers entered a religious school in Qalacha, on the southern outskirts of Kabul, and detained several people.

However, Dastyar denied the incident saying that report was a "rumour".

A spokeswoman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it was an Afghan-only affair.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Haziran 2010, 15:30

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