Taliban take credit for bomb that killed American, Afghans
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One American was killed and three others were wounded, Panetta said. Two Afghan civilians were killed and 18 others were wounded, said Jawid Faisal, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, in the country's violent southern region.
CNN; Taliban massacres outlined for UN Chicago Tribune. October 2001;
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In 2007, the number of Afghan civilian deaths stood at more than 230.[17] In 2008, there were about 1,000 civilian deaths attributed to the Taliban.[18] In 2011, the number of civilians killed rose 8% from 2010, with over 3,000 civilian deaths. The vast majority of the casualties were due to activities by insurgents.[19]
link; Afghan civilian deaths hit record high in 2011, U.N. report says.

Just a few "facts" that might have been "overlooked."


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