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  US planes attack Afghan leaders
Updated 21 December 2001, 20.54

US aircraft in Afghanistan have destroyed a line of vehicles believed to be carrying leaders of the Taleban or Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda terror network, according to the Pentagon.

But there's confusion over the truth as another report says the planes mistakenly bombed a convoy of Afghan tribal chiefs.

New government

That report says the chiefs were on their way to Saturday's swearing-in of the country's new government.

But both reports say up to 65 people could have been killed in the attack.

The Pentagon says gunships and fighter jets attacked the convoy near the town of Khost, south-west of Tora Bora, the former stronghold of the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

But it's not yet clear exactly who was killed.


 
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