Thursday, April 15, 1999 Published at 12:02 GMT 13:02 UK
Nato fear over refugee bombing
Serbia says Nato attacked the refugee convoy
Nato has admitted it may have been responsible for an air attack which is reported to have killed more than 60 refugees in southern Kosovo.
Nato said air crews involved believed they had attacked a military convoy, which had fired on them.
Spokesman Jamie Shea said the crews broke off attacks when they realised there were civilian vehicles on the same road.
General Wesley Clark, who commands the Nato operation, said there were reports that Serb forces had attacked the civilians, but the Pentagon then backed away from these claims.
Our correspondent says the confusion is heightened because there are reports of a second attack, involving Serb aircraft.
"There are also timing discrepancies, such as the Nato air strike being two hours after one of the convoys was hit," he said.
The Serbian authorities are also taking a group of western journalists to the site of the attack, near the town of Djakovica.
A Danish military officer, part of a team monitoring the Albanian border, said refugee accounts indicated that Serbs, using MiGs and helicopters, had taken advantage of a Nato military strike to deliberately target refugees.
During a night of clear skies, Yugoslavia was subjected to one of the heaviest air strikes since Nato raids began three weeks ago.
(Click here for a map showing Nato's latest strikes).
Up to six powerful explosions shook the capital, Belgrade, shattering windows and tearing doors from their frames.
Nato air strikes destroyed two bridges in central and southern Serbia, one of them leading to the Kosovo capital of Pristina.
Pristina was also reported to be under heavy bombardment. Two transmitters were hit, cutting programmes of the state-run television.
As the bombing intensified, German proposals for a possible 24-hour pause in the air campaign to allow Serbian forces to begin a withdrawal were greeted cautiously by Nato.
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