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U.S. Air Raids Strike Civilian Targets in Kabul and Kandahar

HeadlineOct 22, 2001

Yesterday, a U.S. air raid shattered two homes in Kabul’s northern district, killing at least 13 civilians, including three women and four boys ages 8 to 13. Afghan refugees fleeing U.S. air raids said Saturday U.S. strikes destroyed shopping bazaars in Kandahar, killing and injuring shoppers and other civilians. The Taliban, meanwhile, denied a report that the U.S.-led airstrikes had claimed the life of the 10-year-old son of Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar early in the bombing campaign.

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