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U.S. Airstrike May Have Hit Doctors Without Borders Hospital In Afghanistan, Killing 3

The organization said three staff members in Kunduz died and more than 30 others were missing after "sustained bombing" hit a hospital. The latest information on this incident can be found in this BuzzFeed News story.

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The latest information on this incident can be found in this BuzzFeed News story.

A U.S. airstrike may have accidentally struck a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing three people and leaving dozens of others missing.

Doctors Without Borders said in a statement that three staff members had been killed at the hospital during "sustained bombing" overnight. More than 30 other staffers were unaccounted for, and the facility was "very badly damaged."

It was not immediately known who was responsible for the bombing, but Reuters reported that the airstrike may have been carried out by the U.S. military.

U.S. military air strike may have caused collateral damage at Afghan hospital in #Kunduz - spokesman

In a statement to multiple media outlets, Army Col. Brian Tribus confirmed that the U.S. conducted an airstrike at about 2:15 a.m. "against individuals threatening the force."

"The airstrike may have casued collateral damage to a nearby health facility," Tribus added.

The strike and collateral damage are under investigation.

Doctors Without Borders described the facility as unique in the region and said it provided "free life- and limb-saving trauma care."

Operations director Bart Janssens said in a statement that he was "shocked by the attack, the killing of our staff and patients, and the heavy toll it has inflicted on healthcare in Kunduz."

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Jim Dalrymple II at jim.dalrymple@buzzfeed.com.

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