Fri, 04 Sep 2009 07:01:15 GMT
More than one hundred people, mostly civilian, have reportedly been killed and scores others injured after US-led warplanes targeted fuel tankers in an area of northern Afghanistan.
The NATO alliance on Friday confirmed the lethal incident in Kunduz province, hinting that the air raid had targeted two fuel tankers allegedly hijacked by the Taliban linked militants.
Some unconfirmed reports suggested that more than one hundred people had been killed in the explosions caused by the unprecedented strikes.
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Scores dead after Nato attack in Afghanistan – 04 Sep 09
September 04, 2009
Scores of people have been killed in an Nato air raid in northern Afghanistan that hit two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban.
Sources in the Kunduz provincial government told Al Jazeera that more than 60 people were killed, many of them civilians. The Taliban claims the death toll is even higher.
Al Jazeera’s Clayton Swisher has this report.
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