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US Officers Killed Over Quran Burning

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Two American officers were shot dead inside Afghanistan’s heavily guarded interior ministry Saturday, the fifth day of violent protests over the accidental burning of Qurans at a NATO base that have resulted in dozens of demonstrators killed.

A member of the Afghan security forces Saturday fired on the two U.S. officers at close range inside a protected command center at the Interior Ministry in Kabul, Reuters reported.

The victims were advisers to the ministry and among several officers who are in Afghanistan to train and equip that country’s security forces ahead of the expected withdrawal of combat troops by the end of 2014. Their names had not been released until Saturday.

“There is CCTV there and special locks. The killer would have had to have the highest security (clearance) to get to the room where they were killed,” a source was quoted as saying. The Taliban claimed its people were behind the shooting aimed at avenging the burning of Qurans allegedly by NATO personnel Monday.

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