Seven US soldiers were wounded in Afghanistan on Sunday when protesters hurled a grenade at their army base. The attack comes a day after two US advisers were killed inside the interior ministry in a sixth day of anti-American protests.
NATO pulled all international military personnel from Afghan ministries on Saturday after a gunman shot dead two US advisers in a Kabul government building. The Taliban claimed the attack as revenge for the reported burning of Korans.
Two US military officers were gunned down inside the Afghan interior ministry on Saturday, as nationwide anti-Western protests raged for the fifth straight day, ignited by reports NATO troops had burned copies of the Koran.
Angry Afghans took to the streets for a fifth day of anti-Western protests on Saturday, following reports that NATO troops had burned copies of the Koran. Rallies in four different provinces have killed 24 people so far.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday apologised to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a letter over the burning of Korans at a US airbase in Afghanistan, where three days of protests have killed 14, including two Americans.
Life in Afghanistan has changed a lot since the fall of the Taliban regime. Women have gained some hard-won rights, such as the right to an education, to work and to walk unaccompanied in the streets. Although some are disappointed with the outcome of the NATO intervention, others fear they will lose their individual liberties if the Taliban come back to power. Marie Normand and Sultan Faizy report from Kabul.
Angry Afghans protested for a third day on Thursday after at least eight people died a day earlier in a series of protests that followed reports that NATO troops had burned copies of the Koran. The Taliban has urged retaliation for the burnings.
A crowd of more than 2,000 angry Afghans on Tuesday protested outside the main US military base near Kabul, after reports that foreign troops had burned copies of the Koran. NATO’s top commander apologised.
Pierre Benazet meets General John R. Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. They discuss the current situation in Afghanistan, as well as how NATO plans to make the transition process successful and build a strong Afghan national army. They also discuss how to avoid infiltration of the Afghan army by Taliban members.