A Nation Aflame


News that copies of the Koran had been burned while being disposed of by soldiers at the U.S. air base at Bagram triggered days of nationwide unrest. One U.S. military official said the Korans, which came from the library of the base detainee center, were suspected of having been used to communicate secret messages among Taliban inmates. The rushed apologies from NATO officials and U.S. President Barack Obama did little to assuage Afghan outrage. More than a week of violent protests and riots led to the deaths of nearly 40 people. In one incident, a...

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