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Death Toll In Kunduz Hospital Strike Rises To 23

The staff director for Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan, MSF staff and Afghan military personnel stand outside the entrance to the MSF hospital in Kunduz on October 15.

International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said the death toll from a U.S. air strike on its hospital in northern Afghanistan has risen by one, after it confirmed the death of a staff member.

The group, which is also known by its French acronym MSF, said on October 23 that the death toll from the October 3 attack on the hospital in Kunduz city now stands at 23, with 13 staff members and 10 patients killed. Many were wounded.

MSF said it is trying to determine the identities of seven bodies found in the wreckage that were unrecognizable and have since been buried.

U.S. President Barack Obama apologized for the bombing, and the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has said it was a mistake. Investigations are underway.

Based on reporting by AP