16 US Military Personnel Disciplined in Afghanistan Hospital Strike

The airstrike killed at least 42 people, Doctors Without Borders says

Sixteen U.S. military officials have been disciplined in their roles in the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, according to a senior defense official, NBC News reported.

The official said the punishments will be non-judicial, and some will be career-ending. No criminal charges are pending. 

The news comes the same day that an airstrike killed at least 14 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria.

Multiple defense officials told NBC News that the report into the investigation of the bombing in the city of Kunduz will be released on Friday. The new commander of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, will brief the findings.

President Barack Obama has apologized for the Oct. 3 airstrike, which was conducted as Afghan troops tried to retake the city from the Taliban. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan called the bombing a "tragic mistake."

The non-profit organization, which is also known as Médecins Sans Frontières said at least 42 people were killed in the airstrike. 

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