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    A man wearing a surgical mask walks, 14 October 2015, amongst the debris of the damaged and burnt-out MSF Trauma Centre in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan.

    Death Toll From US Kunduz Hospital Bombing Rises to 42

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    On October 3, the MSF hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, accommodating some 200 people at the time, was hit by a series of US airstrikes.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least 42 people have been killed following the US deadly bombing of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz earlier in October, the humanitarian aid organization said Saturday.

    On October 3, the MSF hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, accommodating some 200 people at the time, was hit by a series of US airstrikes. Initially it was reported the bombing killed some 30 people, including 13 staff members and 10 patients.

    Afghanistan has long been in political and social turmoil, with the armed Taliban movement redoubling their insurgency across the country and the violent terrorist  Islamic State, outlawed in Russia and many other countries, taking advantage of the instability to gain a foothold in the country.

    The US-led NATO mission formally ended its International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) combat operations in Afghanistan on December 31, 2014, transitioning to a non-combat mission in the country.

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