Friday, September 04, 2009

Fighters and Civilians Burned to Death in NATO Airstrike

A NATO air strike in northern Kunduz is reported to have led to the deaths of dozens of combatants and civilians. A death toll of 90 has been reported with controversy remaining over the what proportion of these were civilians. NATO planes targeted two oil tankers that had previously been seized by Taliban fighters but may have been surrounded by civilians at the time of the strikes. [Reuters, AP, NATO]