Medecins Sans Frontieres representatives report that a hospital in the of Kunduz in Afghanistan was hit by U.S. jets during operation against Taliban insurgents, killing 16 people. 37 people were wounded and many patients and staff still missing, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Reuters.
The U.S. military are investigating the incident. They launched an air strike at 2.15 a.m. (17:45 ET), spokesman, Colonel Brian Tribus, said in a statement.
Afghan government forces with the help of U.S. air forces have fought to drive the Taliban out of the northern provincial capital since the militants seized it six days ago, in the biggest victory of their near 14-year insurgency, Reuters reports.
It should be recalled that earlier Russian airplanes carried out another airstrike at the opposition forces in Syria. According to eyewitnesses, the hit at the medical facility of the opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad.