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Taliban to All Afghans: Kill Non-Muslims Over Qur’an Burnings, Two US Soldiers Killed by Uniformed Afghan Army Soldier

Here’s an update on this story

“KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban urged Afghans Thursday to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for burnings of copies of the Quran at NATO’s main base in the country as a third day of violent protests began.

Thousands of demonstrators gathered across the country, some chanting ‘Death to America!’, Reuters witnesses and officials said. In eastern Kabul, hundreds of youths threw rocks at police, who fired shots into the air to try disperse the crowds.

‘Our brave people must target the military bases of invader forces, their military convoys and their invader bases,’ read an emailed Taliban statement released by the insurgency’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. ‘They have to kill them (Westerners), beat them and capture them to give them a lesson to never dare desecrate the holy Quran again.’

However, provincial officials and police said Thursday that there were peaceful demonstrations in three eastern provinces to vent anger over the Quran burnings.

More than 2,000 people turned out at the biggest demonstration in the capital of eastern Laghman province, officials and police said.” Read more.

Afghanistan: 2 US soldiers reportedly killed by Afghan, as Obama apologizes over Quran burning – “President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans by NATO troops, calling the act an inadvertent ‘error,’ Karzai’s office and National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday. ‘We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible,’ Obama said in the letter, which was delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker… Two American troops were killed Thursday by a person wearing an Afghan National Army uniform, a U.S. official said, asking not to be named discussing casualties.” Read more.

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