Riot in Maimana


In Maimana, on Feb. 7 2006, a raging mob stormed the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) headquarters in the center of the small city. Local mullahs, angered by the Prophet Mohammed caricatures published in a Danish newspaper, had organized a demonstration. They tore down the iron gate, tossed Molotov cocktails into the courtyard and rained bullets and rocks on the three dozen Norwegian and Finnish soldiers. It took three hours before the Germans were able to helicopter in reinforcements.