1 killed as rioters clash over Prophet cartoons

Hundreds of Afghans clashed with police and soldiers today during a demonstration against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

One person was killed and four wounded, officials said.

Police fired on the demonstrators after a man in the crowd shot at them and others threw stones and knives during the rally in the central Afghan city of Mihtarlam, said Dad Mohammed Rasa, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry.

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