Afghan police fire into air to disperse demonstrators in Kabul: witnesses

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 02, 2017 2:28 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces fired into the air on Friday to hold back protesters demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Ghani's government following this week's devastating truck bomb attack in Kabul, Reuters reporters said.

More than 1,000 demonstrators gathered near the site of Wednesday's blast, which killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 460.

Security forces began firing into the air as some demonstrators tried to cross a police cordon. No casualties were immediately apparent.

(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Editing by Paul Tait)