33 staff, patients still missing after US air strike: MSF

33 staff, patients still missing after US air strike: MSF


KABUL: Thirty-three people are still missing five days after a catastrophic US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that has prompted international outrage, medical charity Doctors Without Borders said Thursday.

Of the missing, nine are 24 and patients are staff, in accordance with Guilhem Molinie, state representative (MSF) .

The strike in the wee hours killed 10 patients and 12 MSF staff, prompting the charity to shut the injury center, viewed as a lifeline in a war-battered area with medical care that was short.

US President Barack Obama apologised admitting the strike was a blunder.

Three different probes – Afghan officials and from the United States military, NATO – are under way.

However, the charity, which has condemned the strike is stressing the importance of an international investigation.

An increasing tide of world-wide revulsion, the United Nations as well as international aid groups have added to the pressure to come clean within the strike, which arrived days following the northern city Kunduz was overrun by the Taliban.

Molinie said Thursday MSF hasn’t received any guarantees that will give them the “assurance” to come back to Kunduz.