The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 28, 2012
 

Victims of Afghan raid file suit against Germany: Lawyer

 
 

BERLIN (AFP) - Families of victims of a deadly air strike in Afghanistan that killed more than 90 people in 2009 have filed a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against Germany, a lawyer said on Friday.

Karim Popal, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, said the 10 lawsuits were claiming 3.3 million euros (S$5.2 million) in damages from the German government.

"Many orphans and widows lost their providers due to this barbaric war crime, and many mothers their young children," Popal said in a statement.

"Nearly all the survivors are traumatised and are not receiving psychological treatment." Around 80 people are represented, according to local news agency DPA.