26 Feb '12, 4pm

US advisers shot in Afghan ministry 'after Koran row'

US advisers shot in Afghan ministry 'after Koran row'

KABUL: Two US advisers who were shot dead in the Afghan interior ministry by an Afghan colleague had been mocking anti-American protests over the burning of the Koran, a government source said Sunday. The description of events behind the withdrawal of all NATO government advisers came as a protester was killed and seven US soldiers were wounded in a grenade attack on their base in a sixth day of anti-American protests, police said. "The advisers were scolding the protesters and calling them bad names," as they watched videos of demonstrations in Kabul, the source said, requesting anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. "They called the Koran a bad book in the presence of the guy. After all this the guy had verbal arguments with the advisers and was threatened by them. He gets angry and shoots them. Eight rounds were fired at them. "He then sneaks out and disappe...

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