Doctors Without Borders Staff Shot While Fleeing Kunduz Hospital, Report Finds

(No wonder they didn’t release the videos from the gunships… they didn’t want you to see them chasing down doctors in white coats with their miniguns from 10,000 feet above. wow.)

from the Huffington Post

The medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders released its internal report on Thursday about the October attack on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

At least 30 people were killed in the airstrikes, led by U.S. forces, the report said. “Patients burned in their beds,” it added, and “medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs.”

The organization found that “a patient in a wheelchair attempting to escape from the
inpatient department … was killed by shrapnel from a blast.”

The report also revealed that pilots shot at staff members fleeing the hospital.

“Many staff describe seeing people being shot, most likely from the plane, as people tried to flee the main hospital building that was being hit with each airstrike,” the report said. “Some accounts mention shooting that appears to follow the movement of people on the run. [Doctors Without Borders] doctors and other medical staff were shot while running to reach safety in a different part of the compound.”

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9 Responses

  1. Been trying all day to find something to say to this, to express my revulsion.

    Nothing works. Nothing gets deep enough

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