NATO Confirms Civilian Damage in Nis City
(Xinhua) -- NATO confirmed on Friday night that its bombing action in the Yugoslav city of Nis caused had civilian damage.
NATO bombs hit a hospital and a market place in Nis, the third largest city of Yugoslavia, on Friday morning, killing at least 15 civilian people and injuring over 30.
NATO said in a news release here that its aircraft carried out an attack against Nis airfield using "combined munitions or cluster bombs."
"Unfortunately, it is highly probable that a weapon went astray and hit civilian buildings," NATO said. "There was no intent to harm civilians during this strike." NATO had claimed to take every precaution to avoid civilian casualties during its operations.