From The National in the Arab emirates:
Police fire on Afghan demonstrators
* Last Updated: October 26. 2009 2:01PM UAE / October 26. 2009 10:01AM GMT
Afghan police have opened fire and turned a water cannon on demonstrators angry about allegations that western troops torched a Quran, wounding at least three people, officials and witnesses said.
Clashes erupted as police tried to prevent around 300 students, most of them men, from marching on parliament, the city’s criminal investigation police chief, Sayed Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada, said.
“Police fired at the crowd, one bullet hit me. I was closing my shop at the time,” Sherullah, an 18-year-old man who suffered a bullet wound to his hip, said from his hospital bed.
“They (policemen) were just firing. They were firing at the people,” the wounded young man said.
Mr Sayedzada denied that police fired towards the crowd, saying they only aimed their guns in the air. They also used water cannon, the police chief added.
But a doctor at the emergency ward of Ibn Sina hospital said that at least three men suffering from “bullet wounds” had been admitted for treatment.
Fourteen Americans died this morning after two helicopters collided and a third chopper crashed in Afghanistan on the deadliest day in years for U.S. troops in the country: here.