US investigating Kunduz hospital bombing: Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States is investigating reports its airstrikes hit a medical facility in the capital of northern Kunduz province, the Pentagon said on Saturday.
In a statement, the aid group, also known by its French name, Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF, accused the American military of continuing the bombing for 30 minutes after receiving phone calls telling military contacts that the hospital was being bombed.
“All parties to the conflict including in Kabul and Washington, were clearly informed of the precise location [GPS Coordinates] of the MSF facilities – hospital, guesthouse, office,” the statement said.
“MSF urgently seeks clarity on exactly what took place and how this terrible event could have happened,” the group added. Some of the most critically injured were being transferred for stabilization to a hospital in Pul-i-Khumri, two hours’ drive away, it said.
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