For the last hour, the American gunship had been circling high above the city, carefully observing its target with night
The Pentagon said the involved soldiers have been suspended.
While relatively few Afghans are anxious to see the Taliban's return, many seem willing to believe their promises to govern differently than in the past. Incidents like the strike on Kunduz's Doctors Without Borders hospital by American gunships can also serve to channel anger against a Kabul regime reliant on foreign troops.
Doctors at the Kunduz hospital were meant to be catching up on their sleep in an underground bunker, but after five days
At least 22 patients and hospital staff were killed.
The raid hints at a motive for the strike.