Originally created 10/07/01

Taliban says civilians killed in U.S.-British attacks



Taliban says civilians killed in U.S.-British attacks on Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Afghan civilians were killed in the U.S.-British attack on Afghanistan, the Taliban's ambassador to Pakistan said Monday. He refused to say how many but termed the attacks "huge."

"There were casualties," Ambassador Abdul Salam Zaeef told The Associated Press. "Civilians died. It was a very huge attack."

Zaeef did not explain where he got his information, and he could not say where the deaths purportedly occurred. U.S. and British forces hit targets in at least three cities - Kabul, Kandahar and Jalalabad - with missiles and warplanes in the Sunday night strikes.