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1 | Berlin A Deadly Air Strike Hits Home German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing growing criticism at home and abroad after a bombing in northern Afghanistan ordered by German troops killed dozens of people, including civilians. In an address to parliament, Merkel expressed regret but insisted she would not "accept premature judgments" about the incident, the deadliest involving the nation's military since World War II. The Sept. 4 strike on two fuel trucks hijacked by the Taliban, which was carried out by U.S. fighter jets, has heightened the Afghan war's unpopularity in Germany and erodes confidence in Merkel's coalition government...

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