Please do remember, this over the US military taking korans used by Muslim prisoners who had written in them (therefore already desecrated by Muslim standards) and burned them in accordance to Islamic precepts. I would have just tossed them into the trash, but that’s just me.
Afghan soldier kills two U.S. soldiers
KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) — An Afghan soldier, apparently angry over the burning of Korans at a U.S. air base, fatally shot two U.S. troops and wounded four others, Afghan officials said.
The International Security Assistance Force said in a statement two military personnel were killed in eastern Afghanistan Thursday by “an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform” but didn’t identify the troops’ nationality.
CBS News said an Afghan official said the dead and wounded in the attack in the eastern province of Ningarhar were American. The official said the shooting seemed to be motivated by the burning of Korans at the Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, but did not elaborate.
Haji Mohammad Hassan, chief of Khugyani district in Ningarhar province, told CNN, “We don’t know who started the shooting first and what kind of guns were used, but we have started our investigation to find out the details of the incident.”
Violent anti-American protests erupted across Afghanistan since the U.S. military Tuesday apologized for what it said was the accidental “improper disposal” at Bagram of religious materials, including copies of the Muslim holy book. The United States is working with the Afghan government to investigate the incident.