Afghan death toll reaches 23 in anti-U.S. protests.

Image: AFP Anti-US protesters tried to storm a US consulate…

Image: AFP

Anti-US protesters tried to storm a US consulate and march on NATO headquarters in Kabul on Friday as violent demonstrations over the burning of Korans pushed into a fourth day, killing 23 people.

Afghan officials said five people died Friday, four of them in the usually relatively peaceful western province of Herat and another demonstrator in the northern province of Baghlan, where hundreds took to the streets.

The Koran incident has fanned the flames of anti-Western sentiment already burning over abuses by the US-led foreign troops, such as the release last month of a video showing US Marines urinating on the corpses of dead Afghans.

Source: Sardar Ahmad for AFP.

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