Obama apologizes for Quran burning as protests continue
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)