Mon Oct 3, 2011

A group of students has held an anti-US rally in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, calling for the release of a teacher detained by US-led troops, Press TV reports.

Shouting anti-US slogans, the students blocked a road in the provincial capital city of Jalalabad on Monday.

The students staged the demonstration after foreign troops stormed the house of the teacher of Najmeddin Akhundzadeh religious school Sunday night and detained him.

NATO did not comment on reasons behind the reported arrest.

The protesters vow to continue their protest rally until the release of their teacher.

Mohammad Masoom Hashemi, the deputy Nangarhar police chief, told reporters that the demonstration was peaceful and the demand of protesters was conveyed to high-ranking officials.

Source: PressTV.