Doctors Without Borders reported that its trauma center “was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged.”
Report by Paula Antolini
October 3, 2015 11:00AM EDT
Above photo, released by Doctors Without Borders on Saturday, shows fires burning in part of the hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, after it was hit by an air strike.
UPDATE October 4, 2015:
UPDATE World News: 19 People Killed, Dozens Injured in ‘Doctors Without Borders’ Hospital Airstrike in Afghanistan
“Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident. Doctors Without Borders said that “all indications” pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation.” reports the Washington Post.
ORIGINAL STORY October 3, 2015:
Nine Staff Workers Killed in ‘Doctors Without Borders’ Hospital Airstrike in Afghanistan, Dozens Missing
October 3, 2015 – Kabul, Afghanistan- In the Afghan city of Kunduz nine medical staff workers of Doctors Without Borders were killed Saturday by aerial bombings and 30 are missing, the medical charity reported.
U.S. forces said they conducted airstrikes in the area which may have been connected to the aerial bombings. The international charity said in a statement, the ““sustained bombing” occurred at 2:10 a.m. Saturday.
“Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes have been fighting to dislodge Taliban insurgents who overran Kunduz on Monday,” The NY Daily News reports. They state, “U.S. forces in Afghanistan said they conducted an airstrike on Kunduz at 2:15 a.m. A spokesman, U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, said the strike ‘may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility’ and that the incident was under investigation. Tribus said it was the 12th U.S. airstrike ‘in the Kunduz vicinity since Tuesday.
Doctors Without Borders reported that its trauma center “was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged,” The NY Daily News reports.