No Criminal Charges for U.S. Soldiers Involved in Kunduz Bombing

March 18, 2016
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The Pentagon says at least a dozen U.S. military members have received administrative punishments as a result of the October 2015 U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which killed 42 people—but none are facing criminal charges. The Pentagon continues to call the attack an accident, although a report from Doctors Without Borders concluded, "The view from inside the hospital is that this attack was conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy." Human Rights Watch has called for a criminal investigation. Doctors Without Borders has called the strike a possible war crime.