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Afghan Students Protest Over Report of Desecration of Koran at Guantanamo Prison

Hundreds of Afghan students have held a protest over an American magazine report that copies of the Koran were desecrated at the U.S. jail in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The students marched through the eastern city of Jalalabad Tuesday chanting "Death to America" and burning an effigy of President Bush.

A recent edition of U.S. Newsweek magazine reports that in an effort to rattle imprisoned terrorism suspects, American interrogators placed Korans on toilets and in one case flushed one of the holy books down the toilet.

The government of neighboring Pakistan has called for an inquiry into the matter.

The United States is holding more than 500 people at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, many of them al-Qaida and Taleban suspects captured following the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.