An ISAF task force looked into allegations of Quran desecration in Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province following allegations in the media.
The task force examined all patrol activities for the past three days to determine whether there could have been any situations when an ISAF service member came across a Quran. The task force found none.
The allegations in the media also state that the Quran was bayoneted. Soldiers performing patrols in that area do not carry bayonets according to the task force.
Members of the ANA and the ANP peacefully dispersed the crowd.
ISAF understands the significance and importance of the Quran to the Muslim religion and the people of Afghanistan and takes allegations of the desecration and disrespect of the Quran or any other religious or cultural items very seriously.
Article by ISAF Joint Command