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Monday, 29 October, 2001, 17:58 GMT
Summary of reported Afghan civilian deaths
An Afghan boy in a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan
An Afghan boy injured in an allied attack
As the US-led campaign against Afghanistan continues reports of civilian casualties are increasing. Taleban officials say that about 1,500 civilians have been killed by the bombing raids.

There is no independent confirmation of this figure, but there are many incidents of civilians being killed and non-military targets being hit that are reported by non-Taleban sources.

31 October:
At least 11 people are killed as US bombs hit a Red Crescent medical dispensary during heavy raids on Kandahar, says a doctor working at the clinic.

28 October:
More than 10 people are killed in Kabul when a bomb hit three homes, according to residents. Most of the victims are from the same family.

27 October:
A woman is killed and several people are injured when two houses are hit by a bomb in the village of Ganikel, in an area controlled by the Northern Alliance.

26 October:
Two sisters, aged six and 11, die when their home is destroyed by a bomb in the village of Wazir Abad, near Kabul.

A Kabul hospital official tells reporters a man was also killed when a bomb hit a communications centre.

Father cries over the body of his young son and three other children allegedly killed in a US bombing raid
A father grieves over his dead child
US bombs hit a Red Cross warehouse, destroying food intended for widows and disabled people, Red Cross officials say.

25 October:
A United Nations mine clearance centre is hit, killing two trained sniffer dogs and destroying vehicles.

22 October:
The UN reports that nine people are killed in the village of Shakar Qala near Herat after a US aircraft drops a cluster bomb.

A US bomb strikes a military hospital in Herat, according to the UN. The US acknowledges that a bomb went astray. The Taleban claims a 100-bed civilian hospital was also destroyed.

The US human rights organisation Human Rights Watch has reported that at least 25 people in Chowkar Karez, a village 40 kilometres north of Kandahar, were killed by US bombs.

21 October:
At least 20 civilians, including nine children, die when the tractor and trailer on which they are escaping US attacks in the southern town of Tirin Kot is bombed, according to survivors.

Afghans gather for a funeral for bombing victims on Sunday 28 October
A funeral in Kabul for the victims of the air strikes
Witnesses tell reporters that a US bomb hits the Khair Khana district of Kabul, killing 10 people, nine from the same family.

18 October:
Five members of the same family die when six houses are bombed in a suburb of Kabul, witnesses tell reporters.

16 October:
US bombs hit warehouses belonging to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul, destroying supplies and injuring at least one worker. The US admits dropping a bomb close to the warehouse, saying Taleban vehicles were in the area.

13 October:
A US bomb misses a target at Kabul airport and strikes a nearby village, killing at least four people, according to witnesses. The Pentagon blamed a technical error.

11 October:
More than 150 people are reported killed in Karam, a mountain village near Jalalabad. Correspondents invited to visit the scene by the Taleban see dozens of collapsed houses and report that the smell of rotting corpses is strong, but the number of victims cannot be confirmed.

The US says it attacked caves in the area that were packed with Taleban ammunition, causing a massive explosion.

Villagers near Kabul airport say a 12-year-old girl died when her home collapsed after a bomb landed nearby.

9 October:
The office of a UN-backed mine clearance agency in Kabul is hit, killing four security guards.

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