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After Kabul attack, Twitter war ensues between NATO-led forces and the Taliban


An Afghan security man carries weapons and ammunition after all the Taliban militants were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan Wednesday Sept. 14,2011. (Musadeq Sadeq/AP)

But on Twitter, the NATO-led international security assistance forces (ISAF) and the Taliban were just getting started.

A war over the words used to describe the attack soon began, proving “that they are ready to exchange words directly, even if their comments offered little hope of peace being forged anytime soon,” the Guardian — who first spotted the Twitter war, wrote Wednesday.

Here’s what happened:

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