Kunduz, Afghanistan AP The fallout from the American airstrike that hit a Doctors Without Borders trauma hospital early Saturday in Kunduz, Afganistan, continues to get messier. The incident, during which 12 staff members from the medical charity and 10 patients were killed, was initially described by an American spokesman as a byproduct of “collateral damage.” An early version of the events asserted the hospital had been hit by airstrikes in response to a Taliban threat against American forces nearby.
Gen. John Campbell said an ongoing investigation into the incident Saturday at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz shows that it was Afghan forces who came under fire, not American ones.
People walk on the Champs-Élysées on the day that central Paris went car-free. Philippe Wojazer / Reuters So successful was Paris’s first “day without cars” on September 27 that the city’s mayor wants to expand the effort to help clean up the city’s terrible air quality. The single-day initiative made 30 percent of the city’s roads off-limits to automobiles, but even that minor reduction in traffic was enough to cut pollution levels—and noise—significantly.