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  • 7 Afghans killed in protests over Quran burnings February 24, 2012

    Kabul: Afghan officials said on Friday that at least seven people were killed in protests around the country against the burning of Qurans at a US air base, bringing the overall death toll after four days of demonstrations to 20. The fresh protests were evidence that President Barack Obama's apology...
  • US apologises for Quran burning in Afghanistan February 22, 2012

    Kabul: The US apologised on Tuesday for the burning of Muslim holy books that had been pulled from the shelves of a detention center library adjoining a major base in eastern Afghanistan because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. The White House echoed military officials in saying that the burning of...
  • Afghans protest over reported Koran desecrations February 21, 2012

    Bagram: More than 2,000 Afghans protested outside the main US military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday over a report that foreign troops had improperly disposed of copies of the Koran and other religious items, Afghan officials said. US helicopters fired flares to try to break up the demonstrators, some of...
  • Cheney safe after blast near Afghan base June 18, 2007

    Kabul: An explosion outside the main US military base in Afghanistan killed at least two people on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, officials said. Cheney is safe. The blast happened near the first security gate outside the base at Bagram, killing two people and wounding 12, said...