Charred books, alleged to be the Koran, are examined
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Koran 'disposal' was 'unintentional' says US army chief

An angry protest has taken place near Kabul in Afghanistan, after the US military apologised for the reported burning of the copies of the Koran.

At least a thousand people demonstrated at the Bagram air base, some throwing petrol bombs.

Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) described the ''disposal'' of Islamic religious materials as ''unintentional''.

  • 21 Feb 2012
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