Germany to compensate victims of Afghan airstrike

Germany to compensate victims of Afghan airstrike


Germany is to compensate the families of Afghan civilians killed in an airstrike in September, the Defense Ministry said on 7 December. The ministry was in contact with a lawyer representing the victims’ families, a ministry spokesman said in Berlin. Up to 142 people were killed in the late-night attack on two fuel tanker trucks stolen by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan. A German colonel, operating under NATO’s Afghan mission, had summoned US fighter bombers to blow up the fuel trucks while ...


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