Eight UN workers were killed during a clash following a protest against Muslim holy book Quran burning, in north Afghan city Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday, Xinhua reported accorting to police spokesman in the northern region Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai.
A protest demonstration took place to condemn the reported burning of Quran by a priest in the United States days ago.
“Some elements among protesters opened fire and killed eight workers of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) , he said, adding another foreign employee of UNAMA was injured in the incident.
Chief of the mission of UNAMA could also be among those killed in the bloody firefight, said a police who asked not to be named. Agencies