Soldiers hurt as Afghan protests rage
Demonstrators lob grenades at base; US vows resilience
Demonstrators hurled grenades at a U.S. base in northern Afghanistan, and a gun battle left two Afghans dead and seven NATO troops injured Sunday in the escalating crisis over the burning of Muslim holy books at an American airfield. More than 30 people have been killed, including four U.S. troops, in six days of unrest. Still, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker said the violence would not change Washington’s course.