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Will Killings Over Quran Burnings Lead To Faster Pullout From Afghanistan?

The plan has been for U.S. and NATO military personnel to be be in Afghanistan at least another two years to advise the Afghan military. Attacks and protests, though, are making it increasingly difficult to perform that mission.
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Afghan Violence Continues Over Quran Burning

In Afghanistan, a car bomb at a U.S. airbase near the city of Jalalabad exploded, killing 9 people on Monday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. It follows deadly protests over what were said to be accidental burnings of the Quran.
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Two American Officers Killed At Afghan Ministry

Two American military officers were shot and killed today in the heavily guarded Interior Ministry building in Kabul. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks to Kabul bureau chief Quil Lawrence about the shootings, which follow five days of riots and protests over the burning of Koran's at a NATO base earlier this week.
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Gunman Kills 2 Americans In Afghan Ministry; NATO Recalls Advisers

The attack comes during a week of violent unrest in Afghanistan following the reportedly accidental burnings of copies of the Quran at a U.S. military base earlier this week.
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Afghan Outrage Grows Violent Over U.S. Quran Burnings

At least 25 people have died in riots this week across Afghanistan ever since U.S. officials revealed that American soldiers had burned copies of the Muslim holy book. On Saturday, more than 1,000 demonstrators clashed with police outside a United Nations compound in the north of the country. Host Scott Simon gets the latest on the unrest from NPR's Quil Lawrence.
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U.S. Apology Over Qurans Fails To Stop Afghan Riots

Two U.S. troops were shot dead by an Afghan soldier in a day of riots and protests across the country over Qurans that were burned. U.S. forces and Afghan authorities are braced for more trouble following Friday prayers at mosques nationwide.

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