Aid workers and patients among 19 dead as US bombs Afghan hospital

October 4, 2015 1:34 AM

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Aid workers and patients among 19 dead as US bombs Afghan hospital

A US airstrike hit a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz yesterday, killing at least 19 people, in what the US military called possible “collateral damage” in the battle to oust Taliban insurgents.

Frantic MSF staff phoned military officials at Nato in Kabul and Washington during the attack — however, bombs continued to rain down near the medical facility for nearly an hour, one official from the aid group said.

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