Quran-Burning Protests Turn Deadly

Quran-Burning Protests Turn Deadly in Afghanistan (Photos)

After two U.S. soldiers were killed during a protest in Afghanistan, President Obama issued an apology for the burning of Qurans at an air force base. See photos.

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The fallout from the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan has only grown over the last three days, and claimed the lives of two U.S. troops on Thursday. An Afghan soldier shot the soldiers, allegedly out of anger over the disposal of the holy books. President Obama has issued a foromal apology for the handling of the Quran: "We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible," he wrote in a letter to President Hamid Karzai.

See photos of the protests roiling Afghanistan.

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Afghan youth throw stones toward U.S. soldiers standing at the gate of Bagram airbase during a protest Tuesday.

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U.S. troops guard the base.

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Afghan demonstrators show copies of Qurans allegedly set alight by U.S. soldiers.

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Afghan security forces arrive at the scene of an anti-U.S. demonstration at a NATO military base in Jalalabad,.

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Afghan demonstrators shout anti-U.S. slogans during a protest Wednesday. At least 11 people were wounded when shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators trying to march on the city center.

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An Afghan protester kicks a gate to an ISAF base during a protest Wednesday.

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Afghans outside an American military base during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Mehterlam, Laghman province east of Kabul, on Thursday.

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Afghan policemen form a line outside American military base during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Mehterlam, Laghman province east of Kabul, on Thursday.

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Afghan demonstrators burn a U.S. flag during a protest on Thursday.