usatoday.com — It did not take long for President-elect Barack Obama to get his first demand from a world leader. In a statement congratulating him for his election victory, Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a demand that he "put an end to civilian casualties." The statement follows the U.S. bombing Monday afternoon of the remote village of Wech Baghtu in the southern province of Kandahar. The attack destroyed an Afghan housing complex and killed 37 people, including 23 children, who had gathered at a wedding celebration. "We cannot win the fight against terrorism with airstrikes," Karzai said.
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