Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kunduz Bombing: German Court Drops Case Over Civilian Deaths --- A district court in Bonn, Germany on Wednesday rejected a case brought by the families of victims of an airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan that had been initiated by members of the German armed forces. The court argued that the German government was not liable for the deaths.-- In September 2009, two tanker trucks that had been hijacked by members of the Taliban were bombed at the request of Germany's armed forces, the Bundeswehr, by two American fighter jets. The Bundeswehr believes that 91 people died in the incident. NATO stated in a report that it believes there were 142 dead or injured. Lawyers working on behalf of the victims claim 137 people died. What is certain is that it was one of the most devastating attacks linked to German troops since the end of World War II. - More, Der Spiegel


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