Mobs torch Red Cross offices
PESHAWAR: Afghan mobs, protesting the desecration of the Holy Quran in Guantanamo Bay, set fire to the offices of the Red Cross in Jalalabad, desecrating the holy book, reported a local TV channel on Friday.
The Islamabad-based Pashto language channel AVT Khyber showed footage of angry Afghans setting fire to Red Cross posters that had Quranic verses written on them. These posters are usually used to create awareness about many things; such as, the fight against landmines. “The Red Cross helps Afghanistan and we need to think about what the Afghans achieved by burning their offices,” the AVT Khyber TV reported. staff report