Afghan demonstrators torch foreign compound in Kabul

By REUTERS
February 22, 2012 10:37

KABUL - Demonstrators in the Afghan capital Kabul set fire on Wednesday to part of a housing compound used by foreign contract workers during a second day of violent clashes after copies of the Koran, Islam's holy book, were burned at a NATO base.

A Reuters witness said the fire damaged part of a guesthouse at the Green Village complex, where 1,500 mostly foreign contractors live and work.


Related Content

Breaking news
May 22, 2018
Report: Lebanon PM Hariri says decision taken to accelerate gov formation

By REUTERS