June 19, 2013 | 10:38 PM (BD Time)
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US troops punished for Koran burning
. BBC Online
Six US soldiers have been disciplined for the incineration in February of up to 100 Korans and other religious texts in Afghanistan, the US military said.
They will not face criminal prosecution over the incident, which sparked rioting that claimed at least 30 lives and saw two US troops shot dead.
The investigation said there was no malicious intent to disrespect Islam.
Three US Marines were also disciplined for a video in which the bodies of dead Taliban fighters were urinated on.
For the Koran burning, the six soldiers face "administrative punishments" that could include measures like reduction of rank, extra duty or forfeiture of pay. They are four officers and two non-commissioned officers.
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