Afghans protest at 'Koran burning' plan

Scores of people gathered in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul today to denounce a US church’s plan to burn the Islamic holy book the Koran.

Members of the crowd gathered chanted “Long live Islam” and “Death to America” in response to fiery speeches from politicians and Islamic clerics denouncing the United States and demanding the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.

The Dove World Outreach Centre, based in Florida, announced plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy text on church grounds to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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