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KUNDUZ: Six civilians, including a child, were among 54 people killed in a NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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 air strike in Afghanistan that targeted two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban, a local official said Sunday.

The driver of one of the trucks and his son were killed separately by the Taliban, Mohammad Omar, the governor of Kunduz province, told AFP by telephone.

"According to our findings 56 people were killed. Forty-eight men were identified as armed while the rest were civilians. Fifteen were wounded, including two Taliban," said Mohammad Omar, the governor of Kunduz province.

Of the six civilians who perished in the raid, one was a child killed inside one of the tankers, he added.

Afghan officials have given different death tolls related to the Taliban hijacking hijacking

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Date:Sep 7, 2009
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