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Afghanistan / Koran Burning / Attacks #1015910

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 2012
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Atia Abawi) The Afghan attacks on the US military in Afghanistan as part of anti-American rage over the inadvertent burning of copies of the Koran at a US base reviewed; details given of the Afghan ministry of the interior where a colonel and major were shot to death in Kabul by Afghan employee Abdul Saboo† and the plea from Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai; scenes shown of unrest. [US Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan CROCKER†- says we are not done here.] [Retired Col. Jack JACOBS†- says pulling out staff demonstrates weakness.] The identification of the body of Lt. Col. John Loftus††, killed in yesterday's attack, noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The administration worry over this alarming violence that undermines our mission in Afghanistan, pressure for a more rapid withdrawal from the country and military concerns about the Koran burnings outlined.

Holt, Lester;
Abawi, Atia;
Mitchell, Andrea

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