Air strike on Kunduz hospital leaves three dead, charity says

Smoke rises near an Afghan military base during fighting between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces, in Kunduz, on October 1, 2015An air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday left three Doctors Without Borders staff dead and dozens more unaccounted for, the medical charity said, with NATO conceding US forces may have been behind the attack. The MSF facility is seen as a key medical lifeline in the region and has been running “beyond capacity” in recent days of fighting that saw the Taliban seize control of the provincial capital for several days. “At 2:10 am (2040 GMT) local time… the MSF trauma centre in Kunduz was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged,” it said in a statement.

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