Suspected US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan; at least 9 staff and 8 patients dead

From RT

“We are deeply shocked by the attack, the killing of our staff and patients and the heavy toll it has inflicted on healthcare in Kunduz,” Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)  said in a statement.

30 people unaccounted for after attack.

Director of operations: “We are deeply shocked by the attack.”

Building hit several times, severely damaged.

Hospital is the only one of its kind in the region

A hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz has been hit and partially destroyed in an overnight “aerial attack” that killed at least three Medecins Sans Frontieres staff. NATO has admitted a US airstrike may have caused accidental “collateral damage.”

03 October 2015

09:17 GMT

MSF UK Press Office @MSF_Press

condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific bombing of its hospital in , which was full of staff and patients

  • 09:17 GMT

    MSF medical staff are continuing their work, performing emergency surgery on the wounded.

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    True heroes MT @MSF_Press: Surgery underway in the aftermath of bombing of ‘s hospital

    09:03 GMT

    Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross, has expressed his condolences for those who died and suffered in the strike.

    MSF International @MSF

    Deeply shocked at bombing of MSF hospital in . Staff and patients killed. MSF urges fighting parties to respect health facilities

    Another unacceptable attack against a hospital. I extend my sincere condolences to the @MSF colleagues in who paid with their lives

  • 08:56 GMT

    Bashir Ahmad Gwakh @bashirgwakh

    Update: police now say 5 MSF staff members & at least 6 patients killed in last night airstrikes. Death toll may rise.

  • 08:42 GMT

    Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, has posted details on those wounded in the strike on his Twitter account.

    Wahidullah Mayar @WahidullahMayar

    24 MSF’s medical and non-medical staff are among the 37 injured at the U.S. airstrike in Pro, apparently on MSF’s hospital.

  • 07:47 GMT

    The US formally wrapped up its combat mission in Afghanistan at the end 2014, but some 10,000 US troops stay in the country. American forces are supposed to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

    Talat Masood, a retired lieutenant-general of the Pakistan Army, thinks there’s a good chance U.S. soldiers will end up staying for longer.

    7:29 GMT

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    Zabihullah Pashtoonyar, another yang staff of Kunduz @MSF hospital, killed in US Air strike last night.

    7:28 GMT

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    Shocked staff in one of remaining parts of MSF’s hospital in . First aid ongoing 

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    MSF hospital aftermath by Abd Qadir Wahedi

    Inayat ullah kakar@Kalamnigar 5h5 hours ago

    zonal hospital in bombed by US planes, Dozens of medics, patients died…!

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