Five US troops responsible for Quran burnings, investigation finds


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.