Fires burn in the MSF emergency trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, after it was hit and partially destroyed by missiles 03 October 2015. Photo: MSF
The bombing of a Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan today is a deplorable loss of life that must be urgently and impartially investigated, Amnesty International said.
The MSF surgical hospital in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan was this morning hit by repeated airstrikes, killing at least nine staff members and an unknown number of patients. Many are still unaccounted for. It is unclear who was responsible for the bombing, although the US military has admitted that a US airstrike “may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility”. MSF informed all parties earlier this week of the GPS coordinates of its hospital.