Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Bagram, Afghanistan - American and Afghan soldiers fired in the air and beat back demonstrators who surrounded the Bagram US military base around 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Kabul. The protest was called after three villagers where taken from their homes by US troops, without an explanation. Demonstrators chanted "Die America!" hurled stones, and burned tires on the road leading to the base in attempt to shut it down.