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.
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.
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.