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Afghan president appoints investigators for Kunduz airstrike

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015,15:26 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kabul | Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has appointed a commission to investigate an airstrike in northern Kunduz city that destroyed a hospital and killed at least 22 people. 

Ghani’s deputy spokesman Zafar Hashemi said on Saturday that the five-man team would leave soon for Kunduz to look into the cause of the October 3 airstrike on a trauma center run by the international charity Doctors Without Borders.
He says the team will be led by the former head of the national intelligence agency Amrullah Saleh. The airstrike was requested by Afghan ground forces, according to the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, Gen John F Campbell, but mistakenly hit the hospital. Military investigations are under way.
The medical group has demanded an independent investigation that requires US and Afghan cooperation.