US Planes Bomb Taliban Headquarters City
US planes on Monday bombed the Afghan city of Kandahar, headquarters of the Taliban leadership, a militia spokesman said.
Abdul Wakil Omari, deputy head of the Taliban's Bakhtar information agency, told AFP that three bombs were dropped on the southern city between 4:00 am and 5:00 am (2330 GMT Sunday to 0030 GMT Monday).
The official had no details of damage or casualties although the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) said two civilians died in the attacks, which it said were directed at military installations and the airport.
Kandahar has been a particular target of US air strikes begun October 7 in response to the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington that left more than 5,000 dead.
Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has his headquarters in Kandahar. Osama bin Laden, the accused mastermind of the September 11 attacks, also has his base there.
The Pakistan-based AIP, quoting residents, said US planes also bombarded Geraou Tangi, a village close to the Pakistani border on Sunday night, killing at least two people.
The area is near Pakistan's northwestern border post at Para Chinar.
The agency said three places were also hit in the western Afghan city of Herat, leaving one dead -- KABUL, (AFP)
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