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MSF: Three staff killed and 30 missing in hospital bombing

Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was badly damaged, three staff were killed and 30 staff were unaccounted for after overnight bombing.

We are deeply shocked by the attack, the killing of our staff and patients and the heavy toll it has inflicted on healthcare in Kunduz.

– MSF statement

Nato: US air strikes 'may have' hit a MSF hospital

A hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), "may have" been hit US air strikes a NATO forces spokesman said.

The medical aid group blamed an aerial attack for the destruction in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed three staff.

The strike may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility

This incident is under investigation.

– Col. Brian Tribus, a spokesman for the NATO-led coalition

US forces conducted an air strike in the city at 2.15 am on Saturday, Col. Brian Tribus, a spokesman for the NATO-led coalition, said in a statement.

Dozens of staff were still missing after the attack that partially destroyed its trauma centre, MSF has said.


Three aid workers killed as hospital was bombed

Three aid workers killed as hospital was bombed Credit: Google Maps

Three staff of the humanitarian aid organisation Doctors Without Borders were killed after bombing at a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, a spokedwoman said.

A US military strike may have caused collateral damage at the hospital, she added.

Ten killed in US military transport aircraft crash

Ten people have been killed in a crash of a US military transport aircraft at an airport in Afghanistan, a US military spokesman said.

He added that there were no reports of enemy fire at the time and the incident was under investigation.

A C-130 Hercules aircraft. Credit: Reuters

The spokesman said the crew of five US military service members were among the dead, along with another five passengers, civilians who were contracted employees of the US-led international force.

The incident took place at around midnight (7.30pm UK time) at Jalalabad airport in Afghanistan.


US air strikes hit Taliban held Afghan city Kunduz

US military planes attacked Taliban positions in air strikes on the outskirts of the fallen northern Afghan city of Kunduz in the early hours of this morning, a Nato spokesman has confirmed.

The northern Afghan city of Kunduz. Credit: Google Maps

The attack at about 9 am (4am UK time) marked the first US air strike to defend the city.

The air strikes came as Afghan national forces launched a counterattack against Taliban fighters who seized control of Kunduz on Monday, the government said.

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