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MSF hospital bombing: 'US-led coalition forces knew their target'

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says it was doing everything possible to secure the safety of its staff after at least 22 people were killed in a bombing at a hospital run by the group in Afghanistan.

The US military has acknowledged it may have bombed a hospital during its airstrikes against the Taliban in the city of Kunduz early on Saturday morning.

MSF's Jens Pedersen confirmed that 10 patients (three of them children) were killed and 12 aid workers and doctors have died.

Listen to the full conversation from The Redi Tlhabi Show:

Pedersen said the coalition forces must have been aware of their target, and the presence of the MSF-run hospital in Kunduz.

We are filled with anger and sadness over the scale and loss of our colleagues and patients. The hospital was hit consecutively, for almost an hour, by airstrikes. It is unimaginable to think how this can happen.

Jens Pedersen, MSF Humanitarian Policy Advisor

Andrew Bassone, EWN's Middle East Correspondent, says the US governemnt has not denied the allegations.

MSF has called for an independent investigation and has denied that Taliban members were at the hospital.

Listen to the full conversation (with Ray White standing in) on The Midday Report:

The northern city of Kunduz has been the scene of fierce fighting since the Taliban captured it a week ago.

The US military said it conducted an air strike “in the vicinity” of the hospital as it targeted Taliban insurgents who were allegedly directing fire on US military personnel.


This article first appeared on 702 : MSF hospital bombing: 'US-led coalition forces knew their target'


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