Published: Feb 22, 2012 1:04 PM EST
Updated: Feb 22, 2012 3:22 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Afghan Interior Ministry says seven people have been killed in clashes between Afghan security forces and protesters demonstrating against the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base.
 
The ministry says in a statement the deaths occurred Wednesday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, in the eastern city of Jalalabad, and in the provinces of Logar and Parwan.
 
It said four of the dead were killed during a protest in Parwan.
 
The ministry said security guards at a U.S. base outside Kabul killed one man, while one man each was killed during protests in Jalalabad and Logar.