U.S. Tank ‘Forced’ Its Way Into Bombed Afghan Hospital: MSF

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Guilhem Molinie, the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) country director for Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul on October 8. MSF says a U.S. tank “forced” its way into the damaged remains of its hospital in Kunduz. Omar Sobhani/Reuters

 

A U.S. tank “forced” its way into the remains of an Afghan hospital on Thursday, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), potentially destroying evidence after the hospital in Kunduz was bombed by the U.S. military. Continue reading

Taliban storms into northern Afghan city in major blow for security forces

Taliban insurgents fought their way into a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and U.N. personnel fleeing for safety.

The fall of Kunduz would be a huge blow to the Western-backed government in Kabul and would give Taliban insurgents a critical base of operations beyond their traditional strongholds in Afghanistan’s south. Afghan government leaders and the U.S.-led coalition here view the battle for Kunduz as a key test of the Afghan security forces in their continuing fight with the Taliban. Continue reading