09 Aug '11, 9am

200 Afghan nomads in violent Kabul protest

200 Afghan nomads in violent Kabul protest

Around 200 Afghans burned tyres and blocked key roads near the presidential palace on Tuesday in angry protest after bodyguards of a lawmaker allegedly killed at least one person over a land dispute. -- PHOTO: AP KABUL (AFP) - AROUND 200 Afghans burned tyres and blocked key roads near the presidential palace on Tuesday in angry protest after bodyguards of a lawmaker allegedly killed at least one person over a land dispute. The unrest flared just south-east of the Afghan capital Kabul when members of the Kuchi nomadic tribe clashed with guards working for the lawmaker. The interior ministry said one person was killed and three others were wounded during the clash. It is thought the dispute came over a planned land development by the politician opposed by the Kuchis, frequently seen on Afghan roads moving between areas with their herds of goats and other animals.

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