Nightly News | February 23, 2012
>>> president obama apologized to the people of afghanistan today for the unintentional burning of korans earlier this week at the largest american air base there, but in the streets of that country today the eruption of anger toward the united states is growing and now two american soldiers have paid the price. nbc a tia a butty.
>> protests spread throughout afghanistan as outraged afghans took to the streets despite continued a policies from u.s. and nato officials. we saw a dozen protests throughout the country. some peaceful and others violent. two afghans were killed in that violence and one of the deadliest demonstrations we saw hundreds of afghans trying to storm a u.s. base apparently egged on by religious leaders using megaphones. according to a police official on the ground, he says the u.s. forces fired upon the crowd which angered an afghan soldier who then turned his weapon on the americans killing two and wounding four others. the taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack and called on all afghans to target western troops, to beat them, to capture them or to kill them. we do expect the demonstrations to continue tomorrow after friday prayers, and we expect them to be larger and deadlier than what we've seen in the last few days. atia abawi, where the situation is officially out of hand.