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Airstrike on MSF Hospital in Kunduz: No court-martial likely

Airstrike on MSF Hospital in Kunduz: No court-martial likely

Apr 28, 2016 - 16:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US military personnel may not be court-martialled for last year’s deadly attack on a medical charity in northern Kunduz province, An American media outlet reported on Thursday.

At least 42 people, including patients and medics, were killed and many more wounded in the much-denounced airstrike on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Trauma Centre in Kunduz City on Oct. 3, 2015.

Commander of US Central Command General Joseph Votel would announce the findings at a media briefing on Friday. CENTCOM would release a redacted version of the 3,000-page probe into the hospital assault.

The Washington Examiner quoted an unnamed official as saying: "I think most people will fixate on the fact that no one is being court-martialed." However, that does not mean that no one is being held accountable.

Following the deadly bombing, President Barack Obama himself apologised for the airstrike that was characterised as a "tragic mistake" by the US commander in Afghanistaninfo-icon, and a war crime by MSF.

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