Clerics seek ISAF guarantees against sacrilege
A statement from Karzai’s office quoted Maulvi Khairullah, one of the scholars, as saying that NATO-led soldiers conducted night operations in a Nangarhar town that had been transferred to the Afghan forces.
The Ulema asked Karzai to order a clear and complete stop to night raids and full transfer of the security responsibility to local forces, the statement added.
Despite apologies from senior US officials and religious scholars’ calls for restraint, more than 25 people have been killed over the past four days in nationwide demonstrations against the alleged sacrilege.
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