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the rise in violence sparked by the burning of korans by american troops there. there was a fresh attack outside an airport on the heels of the murders of two military adviser inside an
compound. attiya abawi is in kabul. good morning.
good morning. a car bomb killed nine afghans today. there are also possible reports of a poisoning at a u.s. base. the military said they are investigating but no one was injured. this follows seven days of unrelenting anger. it's been a week of rage, frustration and bloodshed and the anger shows no signs of letting up. just this morning a suicide bomber struck the airport and base in eastern afghanistan. four americans and more than 30 afghans have been killed since
accidentally burned korans and other religious materials last week. despite repeated apologies from u.s. and nato officials the situation is very tense. president karzai tried to diffuse the anger saying our emotions for shown all over the country. it is time to return to calm and keep i. karzai offered condolences to the families of the americans who were slain buftz chaos. last thursday 25-year-old joshua born and 22-year-old timothy conrad, jr., were killed by an afghan soldier who turned his weapon on them. on saturday two high ranking
officers were killed inside their offices in the heavily fortified
. their killer is still on the loose.
there is no place necessarily inside afghanistan that's safe for anybody. i don't think a great deal of progress has been made in places it needs to be made.
the latest cran burning follows insults that intensified public outrage toward the u.s. including the intentional burning of a koran by a pastor in florida and the video of
urinating on the corpses of taliban fighters. the
believes the anger will eventually settle. he told cnn the mission is still necessary.
this is not the time to decide that we're done here. we've got to redouble our efforts. we've got to create a situation in which
is not coming back.
last night the pentagon said a planned visit this week by afghan's defense ministers has been postponed as they try to end the violence. the anti-american and western sentiment is at an all-time high within after standard of practice and has many foreigners living on