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11 Afghans injured in anti-Quran-burning protests

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Thousands of Afghans are protesting a small American church's plan to burn the Muslim holy book. At least 11 people have been injured.

Police in a northern province say several hundred demonstrators ran toward a NATO compound where four attackers and five police were injured in clashes. Protesters also burned an American flag at a mosque after Friday prayers.

In a western province, police said two people were injured in another protest.

The Rev. Terry Jones from the Dove Outreach Center in Florida triggered outrage when he promised to burn the Quran on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks tomorrow.

He canceled the plans yesterday, but then said he was reconsidering because an imam he met with allegedly lied to him about moving the so-called ground zero mosque from its controversial location. The imam says Jones stretched his words.


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