'Mistakes led to Qur'an burnings'
Kabul - A Western official says a series of unintentional mistakes led to the burning of Qur'ans and other Islamic texts at a US base in Afghanistan and that five American troops could face a disciplinary review over it.
The official, who has knowledge of the investigation, said on Saturday that the personnel involved did not intentionally desecrate the religious books and that a series of mistakes led to the incident.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
The joint Afghan-US investigation is still under legal review by the military. A more formal US military investigation is still weeks away from completion.
Afghanistan's top religious leaders demanded on Friday that those involved be put on public trial.