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Students burn picture of Obama on rumour that Koran bur...

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Students burn picture of Obama on rumour that Koran burnt

Hundreds of Kabul University students protested over allegations that foreign troops had burnt a copy of the Quran in Wardak Province, leading students to burn an effigy of US President Barack Obama in return. US-led Nato forces denied the claims of burning Islam’s holiest scripture, saying it had investigated the incident and found the allegations groundless. However, they did find evidence that a copy of the Quran had been burnt, but blamed drug addicts saying the Taliban may be behind the rumours to provoke anti-American unrest. Four years ago, 20 people were killed in riots in several Afghan cities following a US news magazine report that the Quran had been desecrated by interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The magazine later withdrew the report. Read more: BBC

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