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Afghanistan Shootings: Canada Suspends Meetings In Afghan Ministries Due To Security Concerns

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AFGHANISTAN CANADA SUSPENDS MEETINGS
Afghan demonstrators carry a counded man as they protest against Koran desecration in Kunduz on February 25, 2012. Rock-throwing protesters attacked a UN compound and clashed with police in northern Afghanistan February 25, as a fifth day of protests over the burning of Korans left at least three dead. Thousands attacked the complex in Kunduz but did not get in as violence flared across the city, in unrest that raised to 27 the death toll from protests at Koran burning by troops from the US-led | AFP/Getty Images

OTTAWA - The department of foreign affairs says Canada has suspended all meetings in Afghan ministries following the killing of two U.S. military advisers.

Foreign Affairs spokesman Yohan Rodericks says the move was taken as a precaution in light of recent security concerns.

He says all Canadian staff are safe and accounted for.

It isn't known how long the meetings will be on hold, but Rodericks says officials are keeping a close eye on the situation.

NATO and the British government recalled their international advisers from Afghan ministries in the capital late Saturday after the two American advisers _ a lieutenant colonel and a major _ were found dead in their office.

The pair, whose names have not been released, were shot in the back of the head.

Afghan authorities said today they have identified a suspect and have launched a manhunt to track him down.

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