Tensions remain over a U.S. pastor's threat to burn copies of the Qur'an, even though he has cancelled those plans.

Afghans protested for a third day on Sunday against Rev. Terry Jones and his church in Florida. The Gainesville pastor called off the book burning at the last minute on Saturday. He told NBC's Today show he has no plans "ever" to burn Islam's holy book.

Despite the announcement, a protest by about 600 people in eastern Logar province turned violent Sunday.

At least one person was killed and five were injured as Afghan security forces opened fire to prevent demonstrators from entering the offices of the governor of Baraki Barak district.

At least 11 people were reported injured across the country during anti-American protests on Friday.

Police said four demonstrators and five police officers were injured in clashes in the northern province of Badakhshan after protesters attacked a NATO base.

Indonesian Christians attacked

Demonstrations have also taken place in several cities in Indonesia over the past week.

On Sunday, police reported that assailants on motorcycles stabbed a Christian worshipper in the stomach and pounded a minister in the head with a wooden plank near a former church outside Jakarta.

Neither of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

No one has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attacks. But suspicion immediately fell on Islamic hardliners who have repeatedly warned members of the Batak Christian Protestant Church against worshipping on a field housing their now-shuttered church.

Local police Chief Imam Sugianto said Asia Sihombing, a worshipper, was on her way to the field when she was stabbed.

He said the Rev. Luspida Simanjuntak was beaten when she tried to come to Sihombing's aid.

 

With files from The Associated Press