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Hospital in Kunduz on fire after US airstrikes bombings 10032015

The MSF hospital in Kunduz on fire after the bombings on the 3rd October 2015.

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Nine local staffers for Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike….

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According to an AP report, Sediq Sediqqi , spokesman of Interior Ministry said that a dozen or more Islamic terrorists were hiding out in the hospital when the strike occurred. In the process of the strike, all were terrorists were killed but they took the innocent with them.

According to the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) website:

Kabul – At 2:10am on Saturday 3 October the Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Trauma centre in Kunduz was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged.

Three MSF staff are confirmed dead and more than 30 are unaccounted for. The medical team is working around the clock to do everything possible for the safety of patients and hospital staff….

The number of those killed is now at nine (doctors) with thirty-seven wounded, medical and non-medical.

…Since fighting broke out on Monday, MSF has treated 394 wounded. When the aerial attack occurred this morning we had 105 patients and their care-takers in the hospital and over 80 MSF international and national staff present….

Surgery activities in one of the remaining parts of MSF's hospital in Kunduz. In the aftermath of the bombings on the 3rd October 2015. MSF

Surgery activities in one of the remaining parts of MSF’s hospital in Kunduz. In the aftermath of the bombings on the 3rd October 2015. MSF

The latest update on the MSF website is the condemnation of the airstrike:

MSF had informed all fighting parties of hospital GPS coordinates

MSF condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific bombing of its hospital in Kunduz full of staff and patients. MSF wishes to clarify that all parties to the conflict, including in Kabul and Washington, were clearly informed of the precise location (GPS Coordinates) of the MSF facilities – hospital, guest-house, office and an outreach stabilization unit in Chardara (to the north-west of Kunduz). As MSF does in all conflict contexts, these precise locations were communicated to all parties on multiple occasions over the past months, including most recently on 29 September.

The bombing continued for more than 30 minutes after American and Afghan military officials in Kabul and Washington were first informed. MSF urgently seeks clarity on exactly what took place and how this terrible event could have happened.

 

 

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An investigation is underway.

LINKS:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/03/3-doctors-without-borders-members-killed-in-us-airstrikes-in-afghanistan/
http://www.msf.org/article/afghanistan-msf-staff-killed-and-hospital-partially-destroyed-kunduz