Quran row: Afghan President renews call for calm
Kabul: Afghanistan`s President has renewed his calls for calm in a televised address to the nation after the burning of Qurans at a US base sparked five days of violent protests.
About 30 people have been killed including four US soldiers since the incident came to light on Tuesday. NATO has pulled hundreds of international advisers out of Afghan ministries out of concern that they might become the next targets of anti-foreigner anger.
President Hamid Karzai spoke in a live television broadcast on Sunday. Karzai said, "Now is the time to return to calm and not let our enemies use this situation."
He reminded the Afghan people that the Quran burnings are being investigated and asked them to wait for the results of that investigation.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: Yogi Adityanath's first speech as Uttar Pradesh CM in Gorakhpur
- What Hindu saints think about Ram Mandir issue?
- Yogi Adityanath to visit Gorakhpur for first time today after becoming UP CM
- Amit Shah addresses BJP's mega convention in Delhi
- Bikaner: 13-year-old schoolgirl raped by eight teachers
- WATCH: Skipper Virat Kohli carries drinks for Team India
- Know how to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card – Here is the step by step explanation
- Yogi Adityanath meets gang-rape survivor, who was forced to drink acid, at Lucknow hospital; two arrested
- Mohanlal's 'Manyam Puli' has a BREATHTAKING scene where TIGER attacks a boy! WATCH 'Pulimurugan' clip
- Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover fight: Will it be a shutdown for 'The Kapil Sharma Show'?