Victims of the US strikes
A child wounded in Jalalabad due to US bombardment of residential areas.
The Guardian, February 12, 2002:
"A lot of civilians are clearly being killed or injured. It's definitely in the four figures," says a UN source.
The charity Médecins Sans Frontières says: "MSF increasingly sees evidence of an unacceptably high number of Afghan civilian casualties from the military operations."
A senior MSF worker, who has been in Afghanistan for five years, estimates the number of civilian dead at between 2,000 and 3,000, based on reports from hospitals and field workers around the country.
Some analysts say more than 60 Afghan civilians are being killed daily on average since the bombing began on October 7. A European demining expert in Kabul who works closely with the Pentagon reckons that up to 8,000 civilians have been killed.