July 5 - Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take to streets in Kabul as war rages on in Afghanistan. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Hundreds of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take to the streets in Kabul Friday chanting his name. The protests come as thousands of Mursi supporters demonstrate across Egypt. They are angry at what they describe as a military coup that toppled Egypt's first elected leader, a year after he took office. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) PROTESTER AND MOHAMED MURSI SUPPORTER, MOHAMMAD MUDASIR, SAYING: "The reason for our demonstration is to show our support for the legal government of Egypt led by Mohamed Mursi and oppose the military coup." The demonstrations come as Afghanistan still faces its own challenges says NATO Brigadier General Heinz Feldmann in Kabul who was made available to Reuters by the Pentagon. (SOUNDBITE)NATO BRIGADIER GENERAL HEINZ FELDMANN (English, SAYING: "Of course we are watching the developments in Egypt. But we have our mission. We have a clear military mission to conduct till the end of 2014 and that is our main focus right now." Much of that focus has been on the Taliban. Earlier in the week Afghan security forces were able to defuse a suicide bombers vest -- preventing an attack in Jalalabad. The Taliban has promised to attack Afghan forces as well as NATO-led forces still in the country and said earlier this year that so called insider attacks would be a central tactic used over the summer fighting months.