US investigates Afghan hospital bombing: Obama
Oct.4, Kabul: US President Barack Obama has said that the US has launched a full investigation into air strikes that killed 19 people at an MSF-run Afghan hospital on Saturday.
At least 12 staffs of Medecins Sans Frontieres, a medical charity organisation were killed including seven other patients, while 37 people were seriously injured in the attack at Kunduz city.
The US military said that the strike targeting Taliban may have caused collateral damage.
President Obama offered his deepest condolences and said he has expected a full accounting of the facts and would then make a definitive judgment.
Meanwhile, UN Human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that the air strike in a hospital was possibly a criminal act. High Commissioner Al Hussein says the attack was "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal." He has urged for transparent investigation.
It is reported that coalition forces were involved in the attack. During the time US forces were carrying out air strikes. The Nato alliance has admitted its forces may have hit the hospital.
The Oslo Times