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Conflict in Afghanistan

On 11 September 2001, an Islamic group attacked the United States. They hijacked two planes and flew them into the World Trade Centre in New York. About 3000 people died in the attack.

The United States President, George Bush, believed a terrorist called Osama bin Laden was responsible. President Bush fought back by attacking bin Laden's base, Afghanistan.

Parts of the country were attacked as America hunted for people who belonged to bin Laden's group, Al Qaeda. The government of Afghanistan, which supported bin Laden, was also thrown out of power. Many Afghan people were killed in the war.