Afghan authorities also identified and launched a manhunt for a suspect in the killing of two U.S military advisers -- a lieutenant colonel and a major -- inside an Afghan ministry on Saturday.
The attacks were the latest in six days of violence across the country by Afghans furious at the way some Korans at an American base outside of Kabul were disposed of in a burn pit.
The Koran burning incident has swiftly spiraled out of control leaving dozens of people dead, including four U.S. troops killed by their Afghan counterparts, in a sign of the tenuous nature of the relationship between Afghanistan and the U.S.
In Kunduz province, thousands of demonstrators started out protesting peacefully but then the group turned violent as they tried to enter the district's largest city, said Amanuddin Quriashi, district administrator. People in the crowd fired on police and threw grenades at a U.S. base on the city outskirts, he said.
Seven NATO troops were wounded and one of the protesters was killed when troops fired out from the U.S. base, Quriashi said. Another demonstrator was killed by Afghan police, he added. Provincial police spokesman Sarwar Hussaini confirmed the casualties.
It's time to pull out the troops and bring them home. Although, right now there is no where for them to go that is safe read below.
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan police say a large explosion has gone off at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan.
Provincial police spokesman Hazrad Mohammad confirms "a very strong" blast hit Monday morning at the entrance to the airport in Nangarhar province but says he does not yet have further details
An AP photographer reports seeing at least four destroyed cars at the airport gates. The airport serves both civilian and international military aircraft.
There were no immediate reports of casualties from the blast, but Mohammad says many are feared.
All this because a couple of books were burned. And Christians are the ones who are continually being accused of being racists, hateful and violent. Really?
As much as I love the Word of God,I would NEVER wish death or harm another person if they burned my bible. Because the Word lives inside of me. And that cannot be taken away. I have the Living Water abiding deep within my soul. A joy and fire that cannot be quenched. Which is probably why you won't see Christians behaving in this despicable manner. We know the Truth and it has set us free.
Please keep our troops in constant prayer right now.