Afghanistan mob protests Koran burning

At least seven foreigners killed by an angry mob that stormed the United Nations compound in northern Afghanistan Friday, as a protest over a recent Koran burning in Florida.

The crowd attacked the U.N headquarters in Mazar-i-sharif and killed guards who tried to fight them off, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The crowd gathered to denounced the actions of Terry Jones, a preacher from Florida, who burned the Islamic holy book on a grill last month, the Washington Post reported.

Witnesses told the Washington Post that the crowd contained some armed men that threw rocks, burned U.S. flags and chanted anti-U.S. slogans.

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