Obama calls airstrike on Afghan hospital ‘tragic incident’

2015-10-04 11:30
Barack Obama. (File: AP)

Barack Obama. (File: AP)

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Washington - US President Barack Obama extends condolences over the killing of medical professionals and other civilians at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Calling it "tragic incident", Obama said in a statement issued by the White House that the department of defence has launched a full investigation.

"We will await the results of that inquiry before making a definitive judgment as to the circumstances of this tragedy," Obama said.

The US president said he and his wife, Michelle, offered their thoughts and prayers to all of the civilians affected by the incident, their families and loved-ones.

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