Update October 7, 2015

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Afghan hospital strike a mistake, says US

Sumel Sarker


Afghan hospital strike a mistake, says US

7 October 2015, Nirapad News: The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan has said an air strike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was a mistake.

Gen John Campbell said that the US would never intentionally target a protected medical facility, BBC reported.

At least 22 people were killed in the attack as government forces battled to retake the city from the Taliban.

Gen Campbell also said that the US must consider boosting its military presence in Afghanistan after 2016.

He said that such a measure would be necessary if the Taliban upsurge was to be repelled and Afghanistan’s military kept up to fighting strength.

The “tenuous security situation” might require a re-think of any reduction, the general said.

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