Patients burned in their beds, medical staff were decapitated and lost limbs, and others were shot from the air while they fled the burning building.
The 92-bed hospital was the only facility treating major trauma injuries in all of northeastern Afghanistan, serving thousands of people. Since opening the hospital in 2011, more than 15,000 surgeries were conducted and more than 68,000 emergency patients were treated.
Following the attack, we demanded an independent investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC). In April 2016 , the US military released its own investigative report. The request for an independent investigation has so far gone unanswered.
Kunduz: The History of the MSF Hospital
This video combines an overview of the major events of the MSF facility that was bombed on the 03 October 2015 and the testimony of an MSF staff member, Faizullah. Faizullah relates how everything happened from its own experience and how he and Dr Sattar, tried to escape. Unfortunately, Dr Sattar, his friend and colleague, lost his life during the bombings.