U.S. airstrike may have hit MSF hospital in Afghanistan, killing 9
UPDATED: 11 a.m. BST, Oct. 3, updates death toll and adds MSF statement
A U.S. airstrike may have hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital on the front lines of conflict in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing nine staff members.
Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF, said that in the bombing at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, 37 people were seriously wounded, of whom 19 are MSF staff. Many other patients and staff are unaccounted for.
The charity said Washington and Kabul had been informed of the GPS coordinates of the hospital on many occasions prior to the bombing, including most recently on Sept. 29. It said the bombing continued for 30 minutes after Afghan and U.S. military officials were informed of its proximity to the hospital. MSF “urgently seeks clarity on exactly what took place.” Read more…
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