German troops distribute humanitarian aid to vulnerable Afghans

21:18, February 04, 2010      

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German troops based in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province distributed humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Afghans including the air raid-affected people on Thursday, an official said.

"Over 1,200 packages of food items including cooking oil, flour and as well blankets were distributed to hundreds of families including 130 families who lost their nears and dears in the deadly air strikes last September in Chardara district," J. Kaster, an officer with German Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), told newsmen.

In the deadly air raids occurred last September against two oil tankers hijacked by Taliban militants in the militancy-ridden Chardara district some 140 people with majority of whom civilians were killed.

A civilian-military unit the German PRT in addition to supporting military operations against militants is mostly engaged in the reconstruction process.

More than 3,500 German troops with majority of them deployed in Kunduz province have been serving in Afghanistan within the framework of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to strengthen security in the post-Taliban country.

Source: Xinhua
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