Doctors Without Borders: In US Attack, Doctors and Medical Staff Shot while Fleeing

Doctors Without Borders has released its report on the US attack on their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.


At least 30 people were killed in the airstrikes, led by U.S. forces, the report said. “Patients burned in their beds,” it added, and “medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs.”

The organization found that “a patient in a wheelchair attempting to escape from the inpatient department … was killed by shrapnel from a blast.”

The report also revealed that pilots shot at staff members fleeing the hospital.

“Many staff describe seeing people being shot, most likely from the plane, as people tried to flee the main hospital building that was being hit with each airstrike,” the report said. “Some accounts mention shooting that appears to follow the movement of people on the run. [Doctors Without Borders] doctors and other medical staff were shot while running to reach safety in a different part of the compound.

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