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US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan: At least 16 killed including nine medical staff, with dozens more people missing
Médecins Sans Frontières said nine medics dead and 30 unaccounted for after Kunduz airstrike
Another seven patients - including three children - are believed to be dead, with 37 people seriously injured
Insists that bombing continued for 30 minutes after U.S. military was informed the hospital had been hit 
NATO said 2.15am bomb 'may have' caused 'collateral damage' to hospital
Government spokesman says Taliban fighters were in hospital compound
Afghan city recently fell into Taliban hands, the first in 14 years to do so   
By Christopher Brennan For and Imogen Calderwood For Mailonline

Published: 00:00 EST, 3 October 2015  | Updated: 10:08 EST, 3 October 2015

For the previous week there had been fighting in Kunduz between Afghan government forces - supported by U.S. airpower and military advisers - and the Taliban, who invaded the city around six days ago.

The Afghan government said of Thursday that its forces were in 'full control' of the city, which is home to 300,000 people.


The Taliban's taking of Kunduz marked one of its biggest successes since the US-led invasion of the country

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement saying there were no Taliban fighters in the hospital at the time of the bombing. It accused Afghanistan's intelligence service of misdirecting the airstrike to purposefully hit the hospital.


US special forces were also involved in retaking the city, according to Al Jazeera.

Officials said the government troops had recaptured most of the city, though gunfights still raged on Friday.

The U.S. military has unleashed several airstrikes this week in support of government forces in the city.

Amnesty International published a report about the Taliban's 'reign of terror' in Kunduz, including using hit lists as death squads raped and murdered civilians.

Taliban forces also claimed responsibility for a recent American military plane crash, which killed 11 including six service members.
However, the US military believes that enemy fire was unlikely in the incident.

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Commander of US Supreme Command Army Gen. Joseph Votel: US bombing of hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan ( 42 died is not war crime it is mistake. End of story.