Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops
The peak U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan caution Tuesday an American church's threat to be on fire copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.

In the meantime, NATO reported the death of an American service member in an rebellious attack in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The commentary from Gen. David Petraeus followed a complaint Monday by hundreds of Afghans over the plans by Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center — a little, evangelical Christian church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy — to burn copies of the Quran on minster grounds to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States that aggravated the Afghan war.

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