ISAF forces find damaged Korans in Afghan’s Helmand province

January 21st, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by BNO News  

KABUL (BNO NEWS) — Several damaged Holy Korans were found in an abandoned building in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Thursday, the NATO-led ISAF alliance said.

The Korans were found during an Afghan-international security force search of a compound next to the scene of an improvised explosive device (IED) attack.

“This deplorable tactic of destroying the Holy Koran demonstrates a lack of respect for the religion and the people of Afghanistan,” said Navy Captain Jane Campbell, a spokesperson for ISAF.

The alliance said the joint security force documented and reported the incident to the district leadership. NATO says ISAF forces are trained on the sanctity of the Koran and “go to significant steps to protect it.” Muslim soldiers are among ISAF troops.

There were no injuries in the IED strike, it added.

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