Meanwhile, “about 500 people gathered and shouted ‘Death to Americans!'” over a rumor. “Roadside bomb kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan,” by Mirwais Khan for Associated Press, December 11:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A roadside bomb planted by the Taliban killed 15 civilians in remote southern Afghanistan and a shootout with NATO forces killed seven people in the east on Saturday, as Afghanistan saw a wave of violence, authorities said.
The roadside bomb struck Friday afternoon as a pickup truck carrying villagers to a nearby bazaar rolled over the bomb in the Khan Neshin district of Helmand province, Daoud Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday….
In Paktia on Saturday, about 500 people gathered and shouted “Death to Americans!” amid local reports that a NATO operation killed seven members of a private security company….