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U.S. Military Challenge Allegations of Misconduct at Afghan Hospital

Monday, September 07, 2009

A U.S. military spokesman and a senior adviser to the Army's 10th Mountain Division are now pushing back against claims made by a Swedish charity group that its soldiers rampaged through a hospital in Wardak province, Afghanistan while searching for insurgents.

A senior spokesman for Central Command (CENTCOM) Captain Jack Hanzlik said the Army did enter the hospital, but did so in cooperation with the Afghan National Army, the Afghan National Police, and the staff of the hospital.

Anders Fange, the country director of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, on Monday accused troops of breaking down doors, searching patients' relatives and entering the ultrasound room.

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan put out a statement 4 days after the incident claiming: "the U.S. troops "searched all rooms, even bathrooms, male and female wards. Rooms that wer

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Added: Sep-7-2009 Occurred On: Sep-6-2009
By: bellava
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