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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Muhammad Drawings Incite Violent Protests

Afghanistan -

Violent rioting broke out throughout the Muslim world after the publication of a Danish caricature depicting the prophet Muhammad. The offensive cartoon, which appeared in a conservative publication in September, showed the prophet wearing a turban with a lit bomb on top of it. Many Muslims had gathered to protest outside of the U.S. base in Bagram when police opened fire on a group of 2,000 protestors who were trying to break in. Two demonstrators were killed, 13 were wounded.

In Mihtarlam, police were shot at and had stones and knives thrown at them, leaving two protesters dead and three others wounded, including two police officers. Click for more detail


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