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Charity condemns attack on Afghan hospital as “war crime”

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5324 (Published 05 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5324
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

An international medical humanitarian charity has condemned an aerial attack on a hospital on 3 October in Afghanistan that left 22 people dead and many others injured.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has now demanded an independent investigation into the attack on the MSF run Kunduz trauma hospital, which it claimed was carried out by US led NATO forces together with Afghan forces. A US military investigation into the incident is now under way in coordination with the Afghan government.

The charity said that the hospital had come under attack in the early hours of Saturday 3 October from a series of aerial bombing raids that hit the central hospital building, which housed the intensive care unit, …

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