Violent protests Monday against the film mocking the Prophet Muhammad capped a weekend of extraordinary violence in Afghanistan.
Sunday an Afghan police officer shot and killed four American soldiers in the country’s south. That came after a shooting on Saturday that killed two British soldiers in the country. In between was a NATO raid that killed nine civilians, women and children reportedly out looking for firewood.
And Friday, the Taliban carried out a daring raid on a heavily fortified NATO base, damaging at least eight attack jets. Military officials are calling it the most serious strike against Western military equipment in the entire 11 year history of the Afghan war.
- Bilal Sarwary, BBC reporter in Kabul