At least 8 U.N. staff killed in north Afghan city

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Posted: Apr 01, 2011 10:40 AM
At least 8 U.N. staff killed in north Afghan city

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters)- At least eight foreign employees of the United Nations have been killed in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif after a demonstration in the city turned violent, a police spokesman for the northern part of the country said on Friday.

A United Nations spokesman confirmed that there had been deaths of personnel at the mission in Mazar-i-Sharif but declined to give further details.

(Editing by Alan Raybould)