In reaction to reports of the burning of the Holy Quran in a Florida church, violent demonstrations and disturbances have occurred throughout Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.
Today, in the southern city of Kandahar a huge demonstration turned into a riot, with crowds burning cars and shops. Tolo TV reported that nine people have been killed and 76 injured.
In Kabul, three suicide bombers tried to enter a US military camp, started shooting and detonated their vests, injuring three Afghan soldiers.
Yesterday, angry demonstrators attacked the UN compound in Mazaar-e Sharif, killing three UN European employee and four security guards. There were also angry street demonstrations in Kabul and Herat on Friday.