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These soldiers are dead killed in Afghanistan as protests intensify across that country.
We're told an angry Afghan soldier actually turned his gun on our troops at a US base in and -- problems.
The first American casualties in several days of unrest after NATO's admission that copies of the -- on were inadvertently burned -- but gram -- The Taliban is urging Afghans to kill NATO troops in retaliation.
And just a short while ago the White House confirmed that President Obama sent a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing for the Koran burning -- National Security Council spokesman Tommy -- -- saying quote.
The president sent a letter to President Karzai to continue their discussion on a range of issues related to our long term partnership.
In the letter delivered by ambassador Crocker this afternoon in Kabul.
The president also expressed our regret and apologies over the incident in which religious materials were unintentionally mishandled that the -- air base.
Let's go to Kabul Afghanistan where Kabul pop -- Conner Powell is streaming live -- John for the past three days US officials here in Afghanistan have tried to limit the damage from this growing crisis but it is a situation where that is gone from bad to worse it is really turned into a full blown crisis here in Afghanistan.
We saw again today protests all over Afghanistan.
-- in Kabul they were.
For the most part fairly peaceful but in other parts of the country they turn into all out riots and as you say to American soldiers were killed.
-- an Afghan soldier turned his weapon.
And I US troops.
Out of anger for this for crime -- incident that's how that of course are using this entire incident to their benefit they're calling on other Afghan soldiers and police officers to turn their weapons into attack.
Afghan and US soldiers they're trying to sow seeds of -- throughout the country.
-- -- -- Constant emails and statements from the Taliban using this to their effects.
It is a real problem growing for the USS.
Military and also for the diplomats here in Afghanistan.
Tomorrow is the holy day of prayer in the Muslim world and we expect to see a much larger.
Crowds tomorrow the big question is will they be violent crowds the other big concern is will these.
Protest ends tomorrow or.
US officials are hoping to limit the damage.
They know there'll be protests tomorrow the big question is will they end.
Tomorrow and will there be any more human sacrifice and lost a life here.
In Afghanistan John that's the big fear really tragic tragic story Conner Powell joining us live from -- and from Kabul.
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