MSF says 33 people still missing after Afghan hospital bombing

Washington: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) authorities have said that 33 people are still missing almost a week since the deadly US bombing of the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan.

According to The Washington Times, the charity organisation’s representative in Afghanistan, Guilhem Molinie, said that 24 staff members and nine patients are still missing.

The airstrike had killed 22 people and injured 37 others on Saturday.

There were more than 80 staff members inside the hospital at the time of the bombing.

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologised to the director of the organization for the airstrike in Kunduz, that the Pentagon admitted was a mistake.

However, General John F. Campbell, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, had said that the strike was called in by Afghan forces on the ground, who were fighting Taliban after the militant group successfully recaptured the major city, marking the first success for the group since the U.S. invasion.

Doctors Without Borders has urged an independent probe into the tragedy and called the bombing a war crime.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is conducting its separate investigation. (ANI)