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ANGOR BAGH, Afghanistan: The stench of burnt flesh hung over the banks of the Kunduz river early yesterday, the ground scattered with the body parts of villagers who just wanted something for free.

Helping yourself to the spoils of hijacked military convoys is nothing new in Afghanistan and the payload of two fuel tankers destined for NATO-led forces seemed as good as any.

But the overnight bonanza soon turned to horror when NATO jets launched an airstrike before 3am (8.30am AEST), strafing the tankers and igniting an inferno that officials said killed between 50 and 90 people.

“Nobody was in one piece. Hands, legs and body parts were scattered everywhere. Those who were away from the fuel tanker were badly burnt,” said 32-year-old Mohammad Daud. (more…)

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