12 killed in attack on UN compound in northern Afghanistan

12 killed in attack on UN compound in northern Afghanistan Washington Post Gallery: Images from the Afghan war: Week of March 26, 2011: Continued photo coverage from the front lines of the US, Afghan, and NATO military effort in Afghanistan. By Joshua Partlow, Friday, April 1, 1:26 PM KABUL — At least 12 people were killed in ... Two beheaded, 20 dead in Afghan clash after US preacher burns Koran Globe and Mail Over 10 killed as mob attack UN office in ... Full Story »

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - Apr. 2, 2011

This report filed by Joshua Partlow and Ernesto Londono supported by Karen DeYoung in Washington and Colum Lynch in New York, staff researcher Julie Tate in Washington and special correspondent Javed Hamdard in Kabul is plain journalism. Quoting Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell was empirical who said regarding the killing “proves why we were right to be concerned” when Jones made his original threats last summer. “Irresponsible words and actions do have consequences,” Morrell said. “This time, they were tragic, deadly consequences.”

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Roland F. Hirsch
1.8
by Roland F. Hirsch - Apr. 1, 2011

This news story has modest journalistic merit. The authors did minimal research on the subject and thus present a very narrow segment of the background.Most glaring omission: There is no mention of the number of people killed in Christian riots over the burning of Holy Bibles by Islamic agitators (the latter happening constantly). Hint to the Washington Post: the number is zero, and it is the most important fact in the entire story. Of course the authors also are unfamiliar with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which is intended to guarantee freedom of speech. Poorly researched and written.

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Apr. 1, 2011
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Michael Haltman
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by Michael Haltman - Apr. 1, 2011

It tells the facts of the story without interjecting opinion. It is also extremely informative.

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Sarah Moffitt
4.4
by Sarah Moffitt - Apr. 1, 2011

This article is very well written and does a good job in showing the situation in which the killings took place. I would of liked to hear something from the U.N. but there are a lot of quotes from the government and the pastor.

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