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.


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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