ISLAMABAD—An air strike in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 19 people, including three children, at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the charity group said Saturday.
Twelve staff members are among the dead at the hospital in Kunduz after what the medical group described as "sustained bombing" that continued for more than "30 minutes after American and Afghan military officials in Kabul and Washington were first informed" of the air strikes.
The U.S. military has acknowledged it conducted a pre-dawn airstrike in the area that may have caused collateral damage to a medical facility.
A spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Brian Tribus says that “individuals threatening the force” were the target of the airstrike. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBPAGE