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Doctors Without Borders Staff Shot While Fleeing Kunduz Hospital, Report Finds

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 5/11/2015 Alana Horowitz Satlin

Doctors Without Borders on Thursday released its internal report of the October attack on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. 

At least 30 people were killed in the airstrikes, led by U.S. forces. Among the more horrifying revelations, the report 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. [DWB] doctors and other medical staff were shot while running to reach safety in a different part of the compound."

The report also found that "a patient in a wheelchair attempting to escape from the

inpatient department ... was killed by shrapnel from a blast."

The U.S. said last month that the airstrike was a mistake, but Doctors Without Borders, also called Médecins Sans Frontières, has called it a war crime and demanded a humanitarian investigation.

This is a developing story...

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