Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today in a statement, “The U.S. government has admitted that it was their airstrike that hit our hospital in Kunduz and killed 22 patients and MSF staff. Their description of the attack keeps changing – from collateral damage, to a tragic incident, to now attempting to pass responsibility to the Afghanistan government. The reality is the U.S. dropped those bombs. The U.S. hit a huge hospital full of wounded patients and MSF staff.”
“Three weeks after the bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan, our MSF colleagues gathered together for the first time on the grounds of the ruined hospital.
They took this opportunity to send their deep appreciation to everyone around the world who has been standing in solidarity with them since the terrible events of October 3, when repeated aerial attacks that targeted the hospital’s main building resulted in the loss of 13 colleagues and 10 patients, along with seven others who have yet to be identified.
Thank you to everyone who has supported MSF and the Kunduz staff. Please keep up the pressure, and keep spreading the word. We need the world to ask for an independent investigation and to stand up for the protected status of hospitals in Afghanistan, and all across the globe.” Doctors Without Borders Canada.
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