Last week, staff and volunteers of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) were treating people in the MSF-run hospital in Kunduz Afghanistan when a US 130 gunship attacked the hospital without warning.
The hospital, holding 180 patients, was deliberately targeted and destroyed, in multiple bombing runs that lasted an hour.
With the attack underway, MSF contacted its sources in the US military immediately, pleading for the attack to stop, but to no avail. The bombing continued until the hospital was destroyed
According to MSF, the bombing targeted the intensive care unit, emergency rooms, and physiotherapy ward—leaving surrounding buildings mostly unharmed.
MSF were scathing about that commitment, dismissing the proposed investigations and demanding unprecedented action against the U.S. military by formally launching a fully independent and transparent investigation of the war crime by an independent humanitarian commission created for the first time under the 1991 Geneva Conventions.
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- Air raid shelter Amiriyah Iraq (408 civilians killed) 1991
- Al Sifa Pharmaceutical factory, Khartoum Sudan (1 civilian killed) 1998
- Train bombing, Grdelica Serbia (14 civilians dead) 1999
- Radio Television Serbia, Belgrade (16 staff dead) 1999
- Chinese embassy, Belgrade (3 staff) 1999
- Red Cross complex Kabul, Afghanistan 2001
- Al Jazeera offices in Kabul 2001
- Al Jazeera offices in Baghdad (2 journalists killed) 2003
- Palestine Hotel Baghdad (1 journalist killed) 2003