Obama apologizes for Quran burning as protests continue


Obama apologizes for Quran burning as protests continue

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KABUL, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama apologized to Afghans on Thursday over coalition troops burning copies of the Quran, vowing to hold the culprits responsible as protests roiled Afghanistan for a third straight day.

Thousands protested while President Hamid Karzai appealed for calm and the Taliban urged violence against “invading forces.”

Only hours after the Islamic militia called for retaliation, a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform shot and killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded four others at a coalition base in Nangarhar province. An Afghan official told CBS News that the gunman was motivated by the desecration. (Continue story)

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Posted on February 23, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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