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Air Strike at a Hospital in Afghanistan's Kunduz City Kills 22 People

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  October 5, 2015 at 11:20 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
In a surprise attack, Taliban militants captured major parts of Kunduz city last Monday, September 28, 2015. Government forces have launched a counter-offensive and so far hundreds of Taliban militants have been killed, reported the Kunduz police.
 Air Strike at a Hospital in Afghanistan's Kunduz City Kills 22 People
Air Strike at a Hospital in Afghanistan's Kunduz City Kills 22 People
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The US forces in Afghanistan, which support Afghan forces in the war on Taliban militants, launched an air strike at a hospital in Afghanistan's Kunduz city which killed Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) doctors, who run the hospital. The toll by air strikes at the hospital has risen to 22.

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The statement said, "The hospital was full of MSF staff, patients and their care-takers. It is 12 MSF staff members and 10 patients, including three children, who were killed in the attack. Under the clear presumption that a war crime has been committed, MSF demands that a full and transparent investigation into the event be conducted by an independent international body. Relying only on an internal investigation by a party to the conflict would be wholly insufficient."

Following the air strikes, the medical aid agency has stopped functioning and evacuated all its international staff.

Source: IANS
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