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Update: Armed protester shot after aiming weapon at ISAF personnel

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ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
2010-09-CA-167
For Immediate Release
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 KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 16)
- Initial reports indicate a protest of approximately 100 Afghan civilians turned violent when protesters began throwing rocks at coalition forces guarding Forward Operating Base Mirwais in the Chorah district of Uruzgan province today.

 According to reports, a protester aimed an AK-47 at International Security Assistance Force servicemembers located in a guard tower. An ISAF servicemember shot the man in accordance with the rules of engagement. Protesters pulled the man away before ISAF servicemembers were able to identify his status. The protest is reported to have been held in response to an alleged Quran burning inside of the FOB Wednesday. The suspected burning was a routine burn-pit session in which ISAF documents are destroyed.

 

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