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Koran Burning: Afghanistan Soldier Kills Two NATO Troops At Protest

Posted: 02/23/12 06:24 AM ET  |  Updated: 02/23/12 07:24 PM ET

KABUL, Feb 23 (Reuters) - An Afghan soldier at a U.S. base in the country's east joined violent protests against the burning of copies of the Koran and shot dead two foreign troops, Western military sources said.

Protesters charged the base in Nangarhar province after the Taliban urged Afghans to target foreign bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for the burning of copies of the Koran at NATO's main base in Afghanistan. (Reporting by Rafiq Shirzad in JALALABAD and Amie Ferris-Rotman in KABUL, editing by)

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Afghan throw stone towards the US soldiers in front of the US base of Bagram during an anti US demonstration in Bagram north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. More than 2,000 angry Afghans, some firing guns in the air, protested on Tuesday against the improper disposal and burning of Qurans and other Islamic religious materials at an American air base in Bagram north of Kabul. (AP)

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