Afghan Taliban says it killed US officers over burned Koran

By REUTERS
February 25, 2012 17:50

KABUL - The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing of two Americans, believed to be a colonel and a major in the US military, in Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday.

The group said the shootings were in retaliation for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base in Afghanistan, which triggered days of widespread protests.

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