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Leader deplores killings

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, head of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, called the burning of Qurans by members of the U.S. military "a deplorable act of incitement."

But he condemned the February killings in Afghanistan that ensued, saying: "Killing is not acceptable, we condemn [it], it's deplorable, it's forbidden, and it's against all values."

At presstime, more than 30 people had been killed, including four U.S. soldiers, despite an apology from President Barack Obama.


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