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2 more US troops killed by Afghan partners

Two American soldiers were shot to death on Thursday at a joint U.S.-Afghan base in Southern Afghanistan.
March 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Two American soldiers were shot to death on Thursday at a joint U.S.-Afghan base in Southern Afghanistan.

It is believed they were attacked by three men, two of whom were subsequently killed by NATO forces.

The shootings come amid heightened tensions over the recent burning of Qurans that had been dumped in a garbage pit at Bagram Airfield, north of Kabul. Since then, six American troops have been killed.

The U.S. apologized for the burning, saying the Islamic texts were mistakenly sent to the garbage pit.

More than 30 Afghans have also been killed in violent riots that broke out after the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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