Taliban claim responsibility for killing US advisors

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Afghan Taliban have claimed responsibility for killing US senior advisors inside Afghan Interior Ministry.
In a message received by Online, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that the Saturday attack against the American official was carried out by Abdul Rehman in reaction to the desecration of the Holy Quran by the Americans at Bagram airbase and defilement of other sacred things.
“After the attack Abdul Rehman called from the Interior Ministry that four American advisors were killed in the attack and that he is still resisting them” the spokesman said, adding that one of the attackers escaped safely.
The US and Afghan officials say that two American advisors were killed in the attack.
Earlier, Taliban had called upon the protestors to attack the Americans as only demonstrations were not sufficient.
“As the repeated desecration and burning of the Holy Quran of the Muslims at the hands of the Crusaders is the natural and deliberate act of these infidels, as part of defense of our sacred book, we should not be satisfied with mere protests and empty slogans but the military bases of the invaders, their military convoys and their troops should become a target of our courageous attacks. Kill them, beat them, take them as prisoners and teach them such a lesson that they never summon the courage to abuse the Holy Quran again,” the spokesman had said in a message.
Afghanistan witnessed massive protests continued since Friday when the news about deliberate burning of the Holy Quran at Bagram military base was leaked.
In the last few days several people were killed across Afghanistan by the police to control the protest. Obama administration also apologized for the act but it failed to stop the reaction instantly.
According to reports, Afghan workers said they rescued the books from the incinerator and then smuggled them off the base to show local leaders. That ignited an escalating series of violent protests that have targeted coalition military bases, Afghan government buildings, United Nations offices and other symbols of Western presence in the country.
Taliban had also condemned beating and killing the protesters who were agitating against the barbaric provocative act of American officials.
ISAF forces have launched the investigation into the incident and had urged Afghans to be patient till the result.
President Barack Obama after expressing his “deep regret” vowed to hold to account those responsible for the Bagram incident
Soon the protests crossed the Afghan borders and spread into few other countries including Pakistan and India.