U.S./NATO Commander Apologizes To Staff, Families Affected By MSF Hospital Bombing In Kunduz
Reuters: U.S. and NATO commander apologizes for Médecins Sans Frontières bombing
“The new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has apologized for the American attack on a hospital last year that killed 42 people and wounded 37 more. General John W. Nicholson met family members of victims and the staff of the now-closed Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, which was captured by Taliban insurgents for several days last year, to express his condolences. … A U.S. investigation found that the 3 October air strike was a ‘tragic and avoidable’ incident, primarily caused by human error. The U.S. military has disciplined more than a dozen personnel, including officers, following the strike…” (Sultani, 3/22).
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