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  Red Cross hit in US air raid
Updated 16 October 2001, 19.39

A warehouse used by the International Red Cross in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has been hit and set on fire during the latest air raids.

A Red Cross spokesman said the compound was close to the airport, but it clearly had the organisation's Red Cross emblem on its roof.

The attack took place in daylight and injured a local security guard.

The building was full of blankets and materials for shelter and food.

Official complaint

The Red Cross has lodged an official complaint with the United States, who are leading the attacks on Afghanistan.

The US wants the ruling Taleban to hand over Osama bin Laden, who is the prime suspect behind the 11 September terror attacks in America.


 
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