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Civilian targets struck: a list

October 27, 2001


ISLAMABAD, Oct 26: Following is a list of non-military installations been hit by airstrikes.

OCT 26 KABUL: Three warehouses of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were on fire after being hit, yet again, in a US attack on the Afghan capital.

OCT 22 HERAT: The Taliban say United States bombed a hospital, killing more than 100 people. The United Nations said on Oct 23 it had learnt that a military hospital in a military compound had been destroyed by the bombing in Herat.

OCT 17 KANDAHAR: Taliban official Abdul Hanan Himat said US strikes hit a truck packed with Afghans trying to flee air raids on the town of Chunai, near Kandahar.

He said all those in the truck had been killed.

OCT 16 KABUL: US bombs hit warehouses operated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, destroying tents, tarpaulins, blankets and other aid supplies.

The ICRC said it was clearly a civilian facility, marked with a large red cross on the roof.

OCT 13 KABUL: A US aircraft missed a Taliban military target at Kabul airport and the 900-kg “smart” bomb blasted civilian houses two kilometres away from the Afghan capital.

One defence official indicated the satellite-guided bomb apparently missed its target due to human error because incorrect coordinates for the position of the helicopter had been entered into a targeting system. The Pentagon cited reports of as many as four dead and eight injured.

OCT 11 JALALABAD: US bombs flattened Khorum village, near Jalalabad. Villagers said at least 160 people were killed in the pre-dawn bombing.

International journalists invited to visit the village saw evidence of widespread devastation and more than a dozen fresh graves.

OCT 9 KABUL: A US bomb struck a U.N.-funded demining office — Afghan Technical Consultants — in the capital, killing four people and slightly wounding one. The attack destroyed the four-storey building.

The United Nations issued an appeal to protect civilians.—Reuters