‘Human error’ led to US attack on Afghan hospital, general says

Published: Friday 29th April 2016 by The News Editor

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The US attack on a hospital in Afghanistan which killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures, a top general said.

General Joseph Votel, the new head of US Central Command, said none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma centre.

No criminal charges have been levelled against US military personnel for mistakes that resulted in last year’s air strike on the civilian hospital in Kunduz operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders.

The group has called the attack a war crime.

General Votel said the trauma centre was on a no-strike list but the gunship crew did not have access to the list.

Published: Friday 29th April 2016 by The News Editor

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