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German court rejects payout for Afghanistan air strike victims

Germany's highest court on Thursday rejected compensation claims by relatives of victims of an air strike in Afghanistan seven years ago that was called in by a German NATO commander. The Federal Court of Justice found against a father who was seeking 40,000 euros ($45,000) after the death of two of his children and a widowed mother-of-six claiming 50,000 euros. In the September 2009 bombing, US planes hit two fuel tankers stolen by Taliban insurgents, killing about 100 people -- including many civilians -- near the northern city of Kunduz.
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