| GEO World|
| Protesters clash with police in Afghan east, 2 dead|
| Updated at: 1351 PST, Saturday, May 10, 2008|
SHINWAR: A least two people were killed and seven wounded in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday in clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against civilian deaths at the hands of foreign troops, witnesses said.
Several thousand protesters had blocked a highway through Nangarhar province linking the capital Kabul with Pakistan. They said they were demonstrating against the killing of three civilians in the area by foreign forces in an overnight raid.
"Two of the protestors have been killed, six more wounded and one policeman has also been hurt by a stone," said a witness.
The protesters said five civilians had also been detained in the raid, in the Shinwar district of Nangarhar. Both NATO-led and troops under U.S. command are stationed in the province.