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Robertson: Second day of airstrikes begins

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Nic Robertson  


(CNN) -- CNN's Nic Robertson reported from Pakistan Monday shortly after a second day of U.S.-led airstrikes on Afghanistan had begun.

ROBERTSON: (Our sources in Kandahar, Afghanistan) have not been able to report any explosions like the explosions they heard last night out at the airport and close in to the city. They say when the planes started flying over and the anti-aircraft gunfire started, which they say is firing from many locations in the city, they say that the lights went out, the electricity went off in the city.

They describe the situation in Kandahar today as one of being very, very tight security. They say since last night and into the daylight hours this morning, they say that people have been leaving the city, taking their families out of the city.

They say as far as they know ... there were very few casualties where the bombs hit at the airport last night. But they say downtown, very close to a compound that's believed to have once belonged to the Taliban's leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, they say a missile down there missed what they believe may have been the intended target, Mullah Omar's house, and hit another compound. And they say in that compound, several people were killed.

But they report a very, very tight security situation, near-deserted streets and right now, just two minutes ago, planes flying overhead and anti-aircraft gunfire firing up at those planes. But as far as they can say at this time, they have not heard a bomb fall so far in their hearing range in Kandahar.



 
 
 
 



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