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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Aerial bombardments blew apart a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the battleground Afghan city of Kunduz about the time of a U.S. airstrike early Saturday, killing at least 19 people, officials said.
The blasts left part of the hospital in flames and rubble, killing 12 staffers and seven patients -- including three children -- and injuring 37 other people, the charity said.
As the United States said it was investigating what struck the hospital during the night, the charity expressed shock and demanded answers, stressing that all combatants had been told long ago where the hospital was.
The Afghan Defense Ministry expressed sadness but in a statement said "a group of terrorists armed with light and heavy weapon (...) were using the hospital building as a position to target Afghan forces and civilians."
The Afghan Ministry of Defense deputy spokesman, Brigadier General Dawlat Waziri, told The Associated Press news agency that helicopter gunships had fired on the militants, causing damage to the buildings. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said 10 to 15 "terrorists" had been hiding in the hospital at the time of the strike.
originally posted by: LightAssassin
a reply to: InnerPeace2012
Current thread here, admins will be along soon
Just doing this so all comments can be reviewed and added to that thread. Peace inner