Afghanistan protesters kill woman over burned Muslim holy book

March 19, 2015 9:13 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan -- Thousands of angry protesters in downtown Kabul killed a woman after she was accused of burning a copy of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, inside a shrine, the police said.

Farkhunda, 32, who her family told police was suffering from mental illness, was first stoned to death by protesters, said Gen. Farid Afzal, head of the Criminal Investigation Department.

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