US general: Afghan forces requested air strike in Kunduz

2015-10-05 17:12
General John Campbell (File AP)

General John Campbell (File AP)

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Washington - Afghan forces requested a US air strike on the day a hospital was hit in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, killing 22 people at the facility, a US general says.

"Afghan forces called for air support because they were under direct fire," General John Campbell, the commander of foreign forces in Afghanstan, said at the Pentagon.

Several civilians were hit accidentally in the air strike, Campbell said.

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