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3 Doctors killed after Air Strike Hit Hopital in Kunduz

(Last Updated On: October 3, 2015)

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Source :Aljazeera

Late night air strike launched in Kunduz have killed 3 health facilitators in a clinic in northern city of Kunduz doctors without borders said.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says three of its staff were killed in an overnight bombing of a hospital in the embattled Afghan city of Kunduz.

NATO said a US air strike “may have” hit the hospital, which is run by the medical charity, adding that the attack may have resulted in collateral damage.

“US forces conducted an air strike in Kunduz city at 2:15am (local time)… against individuals threatening the force. The strike may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility. This incident is under investigation,” the NATO statement said.

Al Jazeera’s Qais Azimy, reporting from Puli Khumri, about 130km from Kunduz, said the bombing injured at least 50 people.

The development came a day after the Afghan government claimed it had successfully retaken Kunduz from Taliban fighters who had controlled the strategic city since Monday.

Taliban fighters have since been expanding the fight to other northern provinces after heavy clashes with Afghan government troops backed by NATO special forces.

The Taliban had captured at least one district in each of the three provinces: Badakshan, Baghlan and Takhar, Al Jazeera’s Azimy said.

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