The U.S. Gunship that Slaughtered Doctors and Patients in Kunduz

October 6, 2015 4:22 AM

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The U.S. Gunship that Slaughtered Doctors and Patients in Kunduz

The American warplane that apparently struck a Doctors Without Borders clinic in the embattled city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan on October 3, killing 22 people, was probably an AC-130 gunship — a lumbering, four-engine transport modified to carry a powerful arsenal of side-firing guns.

Maybe the gunship’s crew knew exactly where the clinic was in Kunduz, maybe it didn’t. Maybe there were Taliban fighters nearby, maybe there weren’t.

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