As was inevitable, the cartoon deaths have begun. From Australia’s ABC, with thanks to JE:
Two protesters killed in Afghanistan are believed to be the first deaths associated with the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Protests have flared across parts of Afghanistan in recent days, as they have in many Muslim countries.
Hundreds turned out in the eastern Afghan city of Mihtarlam and shouted “death to Denmark” and “death to France”.
But when a police a station was targeted, police fired at the demonstrators and one person was killed at the scene.
Another died after being taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Jalalabad.
There have also been protests in Kabul.
Hundreds of people also protested in the southern capital, Kandahar, shouting “death to the enemies of Islam, long life to Islam”, an AFP correspondent said.