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Five US troops responsible for Quran burnings, investigation finds

{mosads}The violence that erupted after the burnings became public
left more than 30 Afghans dead and could have played a role in some of the
deaths of six U.S. servicemembers who have died since the protests began last
Tuesday.

The Post reported that the five U.S. troops involved will be
reprimanded, according to U.S. military officials, but it’s unlikely their
names will be released and that the punishment would be as severe as some in
Afghanistan are calling for. There will not be a public trial.

It remains unclear whether the investigation’s release will
quell the stream of violence in Afghanistan. U.S. officials also worry that a
separate Afghan investigation, which the Post said will be concluded in several
days, could revive the protests and violence if it arrives at a different
conclusion. 

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