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US to seek to pay Kunduz hospital victims

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By Euronews  with US Department of Defense, Reuters
US to seek to pay Kunduz hospital victims

<p>The Pentagon has announced it will <a href="http://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/622713/statement-from-pentagon-press-secretary-peter-cook-on-kunduz-condolence-payments">seek to compensate</a> those injured and the families of those killed in a US <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/05/calm-in-kunduz-following-air-strike-but-msf-demands-answers/">air strike on a hospital</a> in Kunduz, Afghanistan.</p> <p>On Wednesday (October 7), President Barack Obama <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/08/obama-apologises-for-tragic-mistake-in-kunduz/">made a formal apology</a> to Médecins Sans Frontières (<span class="caps">MSF</span>), the aid organisation running the facility when it was struck. </p> <p>At least 22 staff and patients were killed in the bombing. The US says it was a mistake and claims Taliban insurgents were the intended target of the strike.</p> <p>According to <span class="caps">MSF</span>, 33 staff members and patients remain unaccounted for.</p> <p>The Pentagon says money is also available to repair the hospital.</p>