US troops disciplined over death

Members of the United States Special Forces have been disciplined after an investigation into the death of Linda Norgrove, a British aid worker in Afghanistan, revealed she was killed by a grenade thrown by her would-be rescuers. Norgrove, 36, from the Western Isles, died in a blast in Kunar Province on October 8 during a failed rescue attempt led by American forces.

Norgrove was captured in the Dewagal Valley during an ambush on September 26.

Initial reports suggested she was killed when one of her captors detonated a suicide vest, but an investigation led by US Major-General Joseph Votel and British Brigadier Robert Nitsch found that she died when a grenade was thrown into a gully.

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