US bombing raid kills over 100 in Afghanistan

 

Over 100 people have been killed by US air strikes on a village in eastern Afghanistan.

The attack, in the early hours of yesterday morning, is believed to have involved one jet, one B-52 bomber and two helicopters.

Villagers said up to 107 people had been killed, but it was difficult to identify victims because of the damage. At least 10 people were wounded.

An official of the local tribal Shura, or council, said US troops had been invited to witness the damage caused by the raid.