The northern Afghan city of Kunduz is being slowly rebuilt after it briefly fell to the Taliban last year, and a hospital was destroyed by US air strikes supporting Afghan ground troops. FRANCE 24 reports.
But on Saturday, October 3, 2015, coalition air strikes struck a trauma centre in Kunduz run by Médècins Sans Frontières (MSF), killing 42 people and injuring dozens.
MSF said all warring parties had been notified of the hospital’s GPS co-ordinates and has called for an independent investigation into the incident.
The US military has described the bombardment as “a mistake” and has insisted the strike did not constitute a war crime.
One year later, fighting in the region continues. FRANCE 24's Claire Debuyser reports.