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Kunduz Tragedy Shows US Failure to Bring Peace to Afghanistan – NGO

© REUTERS / Medecins Sans Frontieres/Handout via Reuters Afghan staff react inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in this October 3, 2015
Afghan staff react inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan in this October 3, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The executive director of the nonprofit Peace Action organization, Kevin Martin claims that the US bombing of a Medicins Sans Frontiers hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan is new evidence of the US army’s inability to bring peace and stability to the country.

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — The US bombing of a Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan is new evidence of the US army’s inability to bring peace and stability to the country, the executive director of the nonprofit Peace Action organization, Kevin Martin, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Injured Doctors Without Borders staff are seen after explosions near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 - Sputnik International
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The decision to conduct airstrikes against a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday was made by US forces, according to the testimony of US Gen. John Campbell. The attack claimed the lives of 22 people, including 12 MSF staff members.

"There is no justification for the bombing, and there must be an independent investigation. This tragedy shows once again the failure of US military intervention to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan. The US should cease all airstrikes in the country," Martin said.

The fact that the hospital was hit accidentally has been questioned by a number of media outlets, citing US sources and Afghanistan officials as saying that the attack was justified as members of the Taliban were supposedly present in the hospital.

MSF has strongly condemned the bombing, terming it a war crime and calling for an immediate investigation into the attack.

Earlier in the day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an impartial investigation into the incident.

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