Two North Carolina soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Posted at 8:13 AM, Mar 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-04 08:13:27-05

FORT BRAGG, NC (WTKR) – Officials said two soldiers from Fort Bragg, North Carolina were killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.

The Department of Defense said 25-year-old Staff Sergeant Jordan Bear and 19-year-old Private First Class Payton Jones, both assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, were killed Thursday during deadly protests at a US base in Afghanistan.

The protests are believed to be over the burning of Qur’ans by US and NATO troops.