A week of unrest
Tuesday, Feb. 21
More than 2,000 Afghans protest the disposal of the Quran and other Muslim holy books in a burning trash pit at Bargam Air Base. Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, apologizes. Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns incident, demands an investigation.
Protests across Afghanistan leave at least seven Afghans dead and dozens wounded. Karzai issues a statement appealing for calm.
President Barack Obama apologizes in a letter to Karzai. Two U.S. military police officers shot to death by Afghan soldier outside U.S. base in Eastern Afghanistan.
Maryland National Guard Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II of Gardenville and Air Force Lt. Col. John D. Loftis of Paducah, Ky., are shot to death while working inside Interior Ministry building in Kabul. Allen recalls NATO personnel from Afghan ministries.
Ambassador Ryan Crocker says U.S. remains committed to Afghanistan. Senior Afghan officials cancel a trip to Washington to meet with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey. Demonstrators throw grenades, exchange fire at a U.S. base in Northern Afghanistan; two Afghans dead, seven NATO troops injured.
Suicide car bomber crashes into military airport in Eastern Afghanistan, killing six civilians, two guards and a soldier.
Compiled from wire reports