February 23, 2012 / 3:57 PM / 6 years ago

Afghanistan wants NATO to put Koran burners on trial

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan wants NATO to hold a fair and public trial of those who burned copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base in the country, President Hamid Karzai’s office said in a statement on Thursday.

Karzai’s office also said NATO had agreed to a trial but that could not be immediately confirmed. Karzai earlier blamed a U.S. officer for the incident which sparked three days of violent protests across the country.

Reporting by Hamid Shalizi, Writing by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Michael Georgy

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