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PublishDate: Thursday, September 10, 200914:32

13 wounded in demonstration for killing of scholar in Ghazni

Thirteen people were wounded as dozens of Afghans took to the street in Ghazni city, capital of southern Ghazni province Thursday and demanding the punishment on the murders of Malawi Shams, who serves as a religious scholar in the city, said an official.

The angry people gather near the government buildings where security forces tried to stop them, but open no fire,"Mohammad Usman Usmani, governor of Ghazni told reporters in a press briefing.

Usmani rejected the claim that four people were killed by security forces. He said that "some protesters, who have pistols, opened fire injuring 13 people but no one was killed in the incident."

However, Ismahi Abrahimzai, the director of Ghazni hospital told Xinhua that two body and 18 injured people were transferred to hospital on Thursday.

Malawi Shams was kidnapped by unknown gunmen and found dead in Qali-e-Now, outskirts of Ghazni city on Wednesday night.

Some protesters claimed that the attackers were in military uniform.

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