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Aid group calls for independent investigation of hospital attack

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 01:39

The aid group, Doctors Without Borders, is calling for an independent investigation of the U.S. air strike on their hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed 22 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Medecins Sans Frontieres called on Wednesday for an independent international commission to investigate the deadly U.S. bombing of its hospital in Kunduz in Afghanistan, which it deems a war crime. The medical charity said that the inquiry would gather facts and evidence from the United States, NATO and Afghanistan, as well as testimony from surviving MSF staff and patients. The United States military took responsibility on Tuesday for the air strike on Saturday that killed 22 people, including 12 MSF staff, calling it a mistake. U.S. officials have promised to conduct a full and transparent investigation. But Jason Cone, the Executive Director for the US section of Doctors Without Borders/MSF told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday (October 7) that this is not good enough. He said the differing accounts of the strike that have been given by Afghan and U.S. officials make it important to have a separate and independent body investigate the tragedy.

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Aid group calls for independent investigation of hospital attack

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 01:39