Afghan demonstrators torch foreign compound in Kabul

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.

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