The death toll after the US attack on Kunduz hospital in Afghanistan stands at 22: 10 patients (including 3 children) and 12 Medicins Sans Frontieres staff. Whilst attacks by US forces on civilian facilities has become routine it remains no less abhorrent. The deliberate killing of patients lying in hospital beds and the medical personel looking after them is loathsome not just because they are vulnerable but because they are innocent. Once we allow the killing of innocent human beings to become routine we sign our death warrant as a species because there no longer exists any boundary to human violence. In the video below MSF representative Dr Joanne Liu calls for an independent investigation into the atrocity.


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