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U.S forces may have mistakenly struck a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing at least 9

A U.S.-led airstrike may have mistakenly hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, The Washington Post reports.

At least nine staff members reportedly died and 37 more people were seriously injured. Dozens more are still unaccounted for. At the time of the attack, at least 105 patients and 80 doctors were in the Kunduz hospital. The organization described the hospital, reportedly the only functioning one in the region, as "partially destroyed" in a statement.

U.S. forces have repeatedly attacked Kunduz since the Taliban took control of the city Monday.

A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition confirmed they led the airstrike suspected of hitting the hospital at 2 a.m. and said the incident is under investigation.