Six Afghan police die while defusing bomb

Afghanistan`s Ministry of Defence says the soldiers died in Mukar district of Baghdis province in western Afghanistan.

Last Updated: Feb 25, 2012, 16:18 PM IST

Kabul: Afghanistan`s Ministry of Defence says six Afghan soldiers have been killed and 16 others wounded while trying to defuse a roadside bomb.
The ministry says the soldiers died on Saturday in Mukar district of Baghdis province in western Afghanistan.
In other parts of the country, thousands of Afghans demonstrated for a fifth day against the burning of Qurans at a US base. President Barack Obama and other US officials apologised and said it was a terrible mistake, but the incident has sparked protests across the country.

Bureau Report