Afghanistan: Background to the Kunduz airstrike of 4 September 2009

This briefing on the Kunduz airstrike, which occurred in the early hours of 5 September 2009, is based on Amnesty International’s field research in Kunduz. It provides a timeline of events in which two fuel tankers belonging to the German Provincial Reconstruction Team were hijacked by the Taleban and subsequently bombed by fighter jets under German command.

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