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U.S. military punishes more than a dozen for Afghan hospital air strike

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. military took administrative and non-judicial actions against the U.S. personnel, instead of seeking criminal charges.

In November, the U.S. military described the strike, which killed at least 42 medical staff, patients, and caretakers, as a tragic, avoidable accident caused primarily by human error.

According to the initial U.S. investigation, U.S. forces had meant to target a different building in the city and were initially led off-track by a technical error in their aircraft’s mapping system but then misidentified their intended target.

The full results of an investigation into the strike are expected to be released in the coming days.



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