"It was absolutely terrifying," a nurse at the hospital said.
On Saturday, the U.S. bombed a hospital in Afghanistan run by Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders. It killed at least 12 staff members and 10 patients, including 3 children.
"In the Intensive Care Unit six patients were burning in their beds. We looked for some staff that were supposed to be in the operating theatre. It was awful. A patient there on the operating table, dead, in the middle of the destruction."
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It is hard to fathom the horror and devastation in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Saturday's air strike follows on the Taliban's brutal capture of Kunduz in late September, which involved mass murder, gang rapes and house-to-house searches by Taliban death squads.
As the fighting raged, Doctors Without Borders staff continued their work to bring healthcare to Kunduz. Now, its emergency trauma hospital has been destroyed, and many lives have been lost.
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Director, Security with Human Rights
Amnesty International USA