Faryab - Apr 13, 2012 - 07:46
A protest in northern Faryab province has led to the deaths of three people.
The deaths came when police forces opened fire on the crowd. Afghan media reports that dozens were wounded in what they describe as 'a gun battle' during the protest.
Thursday night's protest outside the governor's office in the provincial capital of Maymana saw crowds gathered to demand the release of two men arrested in a Wednesday night raid.
ISAF says the joint Afghan-NATO raid targeted a senior facilitator of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
Ammar Sahib, identified by ISAF as an IMU facilitator, was killed during the operation, when he confronted soldiers with an AK-47.