Case of troops disposing of Koran under investigation

Tuesday - 2/21/2012, 9:24am EST

U.S. Commanders are investigating a case in which troops might have improperly disposed of copies of the Koran and other religious materials in Kabul, Afghanistan. The incident touched off an angry protest by about 2,000 Afghans, the Associated Press reported, Gen. John Allen is the U.S. commander of international troops in Afghanistan. He called the disposal of about 30 books unintentional. Some were burned. Others were salvaged and returned to local Afghan leaders. The books had been used by detainees on the U.S. Air base in Kabul.

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