At least 10 people were killed and 81others were wounded on Saturday during a demonstration protesting at the recent burning of the Koran by a US pastor, local officials said.
Zalmai Ayubi, a spokesman for governor of Kandahar, told TOLOews that 10 people were killed and 81 others were wounded in the incident.
The demonstrators took to the streets shouting anti-US slogans but slowly turned violent.
Witnesses said the protesters gathered in front of Kandahar Police HQ, but the protest suddenly turned violent and still gunfire can be heard.
Protesters have reportedly burnt cars and rickshaws and car tyres in different parts of the city.
Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs ordered police forces to use their utmost possibilities to curb the out-burst of such demonstrations in the future.
The demonstration comes a day after people in Mazar-e-Sharif burnt staged a protest against the Koran burning which turned violent in which 7 UN foreign workers and 4 Afghan civilians were killed.
Meanwhile, a protest was staged in Herat city on Friday during which people condemned the burning of the Koran and called it an insult to all the Muslims of the world.
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