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Afghan hospital attack stemmed from U.S. airstrike, general says

WASHINGTON _ The top U.S. general in Afghanistan confirmed that an American gunship carried out the aerial assault that destroyed a hospital during fighting in the northern city of Kunduz, killing 22 people, including 12 aid workers, and injuring dozens more patients and staff. It was the first direct U.S. acknowledgment of responsibility for what General John Campbell called "a very serious and tragic" event. Afghan security forces under attack made the request for an airstrike to a U.S. special forces team providing training and assistance, Campbell said at a Pentagon briefing Monday, disputing earlier reports that American forces initiated the call for help. "The United...