US officials knew they were bombing Doctors Without Borders hospital, report

American special operations analysts knew they were bombing a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, the Associated Press reports.

The US chose to move forward with the airstrike because they believed a Pakistani was holding heavy weapons in storage and using the hospital as a command center, according to the AP’s source who spoke on a condition of anonymity.

The 3 October bombings claimed the lives of 22 doctors, nurses and patients while wounding 37 others. Doctors Without Borders have condemned the attack as a war crime.