The American Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan was on lockdown on February 22, 2012 after violent, anti-American protests turned deadly due to Islamic outrage after it was discovered that the Muslim holy book, the Koran, was burned outside of the military base in Bagram. The death toll is on the rise and there are no immediate signs the fury will end soon. The current confirmed death toll is at seven. Protests have erupted in multiple Afghan cities due to the Koran burning.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan issued an official warning to U.S. citizens in the country, “We wish to remind U.S. citizens that past demonstrations in Afghanistan have escalated into violent attacks on Western targets of opportunity. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations, spontaneous or planned."
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Multitudes of Afghan protesters were heard shouting in the streets “Death to America.” Commander ISAF John Allen, President Obama, and Secretary of Defense Panetta have issued apologies to the Afghan people for the Koran burning.
The move, though stated an accident by NATO officials, has resulted in great vehemence against U.S. troops located in Afghan with many Afghanis calling for the U.S. to pull out of the country and return home.
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American Embassy Kabul