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Mob attacks Norwegian soldiers in Kabul

Norwegian soldiers in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan were pelted with stones by a crowd, Norway's defence ministry said.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 15:25 IST
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Norwegian soldiers in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan were pelted with stones on Tuesday by a crowd, Norway's defence ministry said.

The attack occurred three days after Norway's embassy in Syria was torched by Muslim demonstrators angry at the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish and Norwegian newspapers.

Two Norwegians were reported slightly hurt in the attack by about 200-300 demonstrators at the Meymaneh camp of the ISAF international peace force, a ministry spokesman said.

"The demonstrators are throwing stones and have broken through the gate," the ministry said in a statement. "Materiel has been set on fire," it added.

The camp has requested assistance from ISAF headquarters in Kabul, the ministry said.

About 33 Norwegian soldiers are at the camp, it said.

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 15:25 IST