EU slams US-led Afghanistan bombing

European foreign ministers have criticized the ‘catastrophic’ Friday bombing of north Afghanistan, which left 90 people, including many civilians, killed.

During an unofficial meeting in Sweden on Saturday, foreign ministers from different European Union nations censured NATO‘s lethal attack on two fuel tankers, believed to have taken over by Taliban militants in Qonduz province, in which 90 people including dozens of civilians lost their lives.

Euronews, citing German media outlets, reported that Germany’s press blame their government for the attack as it ordered US fighter jets to run the operation.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner called the attack ‘a serious mistake’ and told EU to “work with the Afghan people, not bomb them.”

Meanwhile, Luxemburg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn branded the recent episode as ‘an unacceptable catastrophe.’

Also in the meeting, Britain admitted the recent fatal airstrike would endanger the future of peace-keeping mission and called for new strategies to combat militancy.

NATO has pledged to ‘fully’ probe the incident.


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