Afghans Chant "Death to America" in Protest

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Protests against Koran burnings that never happened turned deadly in the streets of Afghanistan.

Many in that country seemed unaware that Florida Pastor Terry Jones cancelled his plans to burn the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 2001, terrorist attacks.

"We feel that God is telling us to stop," Jones said on NBC's "Today" show on Saturday. "We're not going to go back and do it. It is totally canceled."

Still, protestors in Afghanistan chanted "Death to America" and tried to storm local government headquarters.

Afghan soldiers fired on the crowd killing two protestors and injuring four others.

Jones says even though his "Burn a Koran Day" did not take place, he still accomplished his goal of exposing the threat of radical Islam.

The 58-year-old pastor said he had received more than 100 death threats and even started wearing a .40 calibre pistol strapped to his chest after he initially announced his plans to hold the Koran burnings.

Jones' 50-member church, Dove World Outreach Center, is located in Gainesville, Florida.

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