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2 U.S. troops killed in Quran backlash
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Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an
Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over
the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, an Afghan
official tells CBS News. A statement from the
International Security Assistance Force - Afghanistan, the international
coalition in the country, confirmed that two troops were killed in
Eastern Afghanistan on Thursday by "an individual wearing an Afghan
National Army uniform." ISAF does not typically give the
nationality of casualties until family members have been notified, but
the CBS News source in the Afghan government said those killed and
injured in the attack in the Khogyani district of the eastern Ningarhar
province along the border with Pakistan were Americans. The
source also said the shooting appeared to be motivated by the burning
of Qurans at the sprawling U.S. Bagram air base, north of Kabul, but he
did not provide additional details as to what led him to that
conclusion. There have been violent anti-U.S. protests
across Afghanistan since the American military on Tuesday apologized for
what it said was the accidental "improper disposal" of religious
materials, including Muslim holy books, at Bagram. The U.S. is
cooperating with the Afghan government to investigate the incident.

Added: Feb-23-2012 Occurred On: Feb-23-2012
By: sahaafi_mujahid
Tags: afghanistan, burning, quran, us, troops, killed, ana, soldier
Location: Nangarhar, Afghanistan (load item map)
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