Trouble in the Colonies

From Holden:

Afghans protesting the desecration of the Quran by U.S. military guards in GITMO are fired upon, killing four. Who did the shooting? Local police, U.S. forces? It’s unclear.

AP Photo.

Police opened fire in an eastern Afghan city to control hundreds of students rioting over the alleged desecration of Islam’s holy book at Guantanamo Bay. Four people were killed and 71 wounded, officials said.

Shouting “Death to America,” demonstrators smashed car and shop windows Wednesday and stoned a passing convoy of American soldiers in the city of Jalalabad, near the Pakistan border, in the biggest outpouring of anti-American sentiment since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

The U.S. troops fired into the air before quickly leaving the area, provincial intelligence chief Sardar Shah told The Associated Press.

Four people were killed and 71 injured, including seven police officers, according to the Interior Ministry. It didn’t identify the victims any further or say how they were hurt.