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US Probe Calls for Punishment of Troops in Quran Burning

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. military investigation into the burning of Qurans at Bagram Air Base near the Afghan capital, Kabul, last February has recommended disciplinary action against up to seven troops. U.S. military officials said Tuesday no final decision has been made yet on the findings of the probe. According to the officials, one member of the […]

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US Newspaper: Quran Burning Followed a Chain of Mishaps

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent American newspaper says a series of events that led to the burning of Qurans at a NATO base in Afghanistan last month could have been stopped at several points “along a chain of mishaps, poor judgements and ignored procedures.” The February 20 book burning at Bagram Air Base sparked days of violent anti-American […]

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US Newspaper: Quran Burning Followed a Chain of Mishaps

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent American newspaper says U.S. and Afghan officials investigating burning of Qurans at a NATO base in Afghanistan last month could have been stopped at several points “along a chain of mishaps, poor judgements and ignored procedures.” The book burning at Bagram Air Base was followed by days of violent anti-American protests across Afghanistan […]

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Afghan Clerics to US: Quran Burning Unforgivable

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Senior Afghan clerics have condemned the United States for the burning of Qurans at a NATO base last month, in a move that threatens to spark a new wave of outrage and violence. The Ullema Council called the burning of the Muslim holy books at Bagram Air Base a “crime” and “inhumane.” It also said […]

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Suicide Attack Kills Nine Amid Quran Protests in Afghanistan

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide car bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the gates of a NATO base and airport in the northeastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Monday, killing nine people and wounding 12 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying it was the latest act of revenge for the burning of Qurans at the Bagram Air Base north […]

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Suicide Attack Kills Nine Amid Protests in Afghanistan

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Nine people have been killed in a suicide car bombing outside the gates of a NATO base and airport in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. The Taliban said it carried out Monday’s attack in revenge for last week’s Quran burning at Bagram Air Base. Close to 40 people, including four U.S. military personnel, have died […]

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Suicide Attack Kills 9 Amid Protests in Afghanistan

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Nine people have been killed in a suicide car bombing outside the gates of a NATO base and the Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, acording to Afghan police. Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the “inhuman and un-Islamic” attack that officials say killed six civilians, an Afghan soldier and two guards, 12 others were wounded. A […]

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Suicide Attack Kills 9 Amid Protests in Afghanistan

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan police say nine people have been killed in a suicide car bombing outside an airport in eastern Afghanistan used for civilian and military flights. Several others were wounded in the blast early Monday at the gates of Jalalabad airport. Provincial officials say most of the casualties appear to be civilians. Two airport guards and […]

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Suicide Attack Kills 6 Amid Protests in Afghanistan

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan police at least six people have been killed in a suicide car bombing at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan. Several others were wounded in the blast early Monday. Provincial officials say most of the casualties appear to be civilians. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. It was not immediately […]

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Afghanistan Hunts for Suspect in Kabul Killings, Calls for Calm

Posted February 26th, 2012 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan authorities have launched a manhunt for an Afghan intelligence official suspected of killing two U.S. officers at close range inside a heavily guarded command center at the Interior Ministry in Kabul Saturday. The authorities on Sunday identified the shooter as Abdul Saboor, a 25-year-old intelligence officer, who had studied in Pakistan. The two U.S. […]

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