Officials in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar say about one thousand people have demonstrated outside the residence of the province's governor to protest rising crime, including child kidnapping.
Kandahar city police say the situation became violent when demonstrators threw stones, injuring at least six people, including five policemen.
The protesters demanded better security in the city after a number of child abductions, and urged the governor to take immediate action against crime.
There have been many reports of child kidnapping in Afghanistan in recent years. Afghan citizens have said they believe the children are taken overseas and either forced into the sex trade or used as donors for body organs in a black market.
Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP, Reuters.