Taliban take credit for bomb that killed American, Afghans
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;
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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