UN Commissioner Says Kunduz Hospital Airstrikes ‘Inexcusable’Mike Harrison
There should be a “swift, full and transparent” investigation into the airstrikes that hit a hospital in Kunduz, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said.
“This event is utterly tragic, inexcusable, and possibly even criminal,” Zeid said in an e-mailed statement Saturday.
“International and Afghan military planners have an obligation to respect and protect civilians at all times, and medical facilities and personnel are the object of a special protection,” Zeid said. “These obligations apply no matter whose air force is involved, and irrespective of the location.”