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Afghanistan's Kunduz, a city under Taliban threat

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.

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When Taliban militants seized Kunduz on September 28, driving Afghan government forces out of the city, the Afghan army, backed by US air strikes, began a military operation to regain control.

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.

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