'Full investigation' into Afghan hospital bombing: US

2015-10-03 20:20
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Washington - A "full investigation" is being carried out into a deadly bombing at a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Saturday, amid wide speculation that the incident was the result of a US air strike.

Carter said that "US forces in support of Afghan Security Forces were operating nearby, as were Taliban fighters," and that a "full investigation into the tragic incident is under way".

The bombing killed 19 people, including 12 staff of the aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres. 

"All indications currently point to the bombing being carried out by international Coalition forces," MSF said in a statement.

"MSF demands a full and transparent account from the Coalition regarding its aerial bombing activities over Kunduz on Saturday morning."

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