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Afghans Receive Reparations

Survivors from the small village that was bombed by U.S. forces made the solemn hike to a local town to receive reparations from the government of Afghanistan Tuesday. A commission appointed by President Hamid Karzai found that 140 innocent were killed in the bombing, which occurred during a battle between U.S. troops and Taliban fighters. The U.S. disputes the number of civilians killed. Villagers received $2,000 for each family member killed and $1,000 for each injured person. One local who lost two nephews in the bombing told the Los Angeles Times, "It doesn't make the pain in my heart go away. We all have to leave this earth, but this cannot be explained."