Doctors Without Borders: Airstrike Hits Afghan Hospital, Killing 9, Injuring Dozens
U.S. forces may have mistakenly bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least nine people in an incident that will likely raise new questions about the scope of American involvement in the country’s 14-year war.
In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said an airstrike “partially destroyed” their trauma hospital in Kunduz, where the Afghan military has been trying to drive Taliban fighters from the city.
The airstrike killed at least nine Doctors Without Borders staff members. At least 37 other people were seriously injured, 19 of whom worked at the hospital. Officials warned the death toll could rise as dozens of people remain unaccounted for.