Afghanistan: US troops disciplined over hospital bombing



    Afghanistan: US troops disciplined over hospital bombing

    April 29, Kabul: About 16 US military personnel, including one general, have been disciplined in relation to the bombing of a civilian hospital in
    Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, according to a senior US official.

    The official said that no criminal charges were filed and the soldiers and officers received administrative punishments.

    A number of those punished for the attack on the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) facility in the northern city of Kunduz are US special operations forces.

    While none of those punished was court-martialled, in many cases a non-judicial punishment, such as a letter of reprimand or suspension, can effectively end a military career.

    The officials were not authorised to discuss the matter publicly, so spoke on condition of anonymity, the Associated Press reported.

    The Pentagon is expected to release the full report on the investigation on Friday.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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