Kunduz Bombing in Afghanistan German Defense Ministry Sought to Obscure the Truth

New documents obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE show that the German Defense Ministry sought to cover up the full extent of the Sept. 4 bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which killed 142 people including civilians. In particular, the ministry wanted to withhold details until after national German elections.
Von Matthias Gebauer und John Goetz
Former Bundeswehr Inspector General Wolfgang Schneiderhan, German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and ex-Defense Ministry State Secretary Peter Wichert.

Former Bundeswehr Inspector General Wolfgang Schneiderhan, German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and ex-Defense Ministry State Secretary Peter Wichert.

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