Casualties

NATO Afghan Strike Kills 90

NATO air strikes destroyed two of the coalition's own fuel tankers, hours after they were hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan late Thursday night. The air strikes killed 90 and wounded 13. The Times of London reports that a German Army spokesman said that at least 56 of the dead were Taliban fighters, although the rest were believed to be civilians who wanted the free gas that the Taliban was evidently offering from the trucks, which had run aground. A U.S. spokeswoman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said that the ISAF was "absolutely investigating" reports of civilian deaths although the strike was "against insurgents. That's who we believe was killed."