Three Doctors Without Borders staff killed in Afghan hospital bombing

Published: Saturday 3rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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Doctors Without Borders says three members of its staff are dead and 30 missing after their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was bombed.

The international aid organisation said the bombing took place at 2.10am local time. Afghan forces backed by US airstrikes have been fighting to dislodge Taliban insurgents who overran Kunduz on Monday.

US forces in Afghanistan acknowledged that they conducted an airstrike on Kunduz at 2.15am.

A spokesman, Colonel Brian Tribus, said the strike “may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility” and that the incident was under investigation.

Doctors Without Borders said its trauma centre “was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged”.

Published: Saturday 3rd October 2015 by The News Editor

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