U.S. investigating air strike near Afghan hospital that killed 19

October 4, 2015 12:28 AM

16 0

KABUL An air strike, probably carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, killed 19 staff and patients on Saturday, including three children, in a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the aid group said.

The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike "in the vicinity" of the hospital as it targeted Taliban insurgents who were directly firing on U.S. military personnel. It said an investigation had begun, while the White House said in a statement that it expects "a full accounting of the facts and...

Also read: An Afghan woman goes from refugee to military pilot

Read more

To category page

Loading...