More Afghans say insurgents are justified

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A new poll by several Western television outlets says more than a quarter of Afghans now see insurgent attacks against U.S. and NATO forces as justified.

The poll was released on Monday. It says the number of Afghans who accept the attacks has gone from 8 percent last year to 27 percent this year.

The increase comes as President Hamid Karzai calls on international troops to be less disruptive of daily life in Afghanistan.

The poll was based on face-to-face interviews with a random sample of nearly 1,700 Afghan adults in all 34 of the country's provinces. It was conducted from Oct. 29 until Nov. 13 by ABC News, the BBC and ARD German TV.

The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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