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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:53 PM

Nato helicopter crashes in Afghanistan

Source: BBC

A Nato helicopter has crashed in south-western Afghanistan, with four people on board, according to a US defence official.

It is not clear whether anyone on board the Black Hawk helicopter has survived.

The official said that enemy action could not be ruled out, but initial indications were that the weather was to blame.

No British forces were involved, according to the UK Ministry of Defence.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17780338

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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 11:52 AM

1. Four U.S. troops confirmed dead in Afghanistan helicopter crash

REPORTING FROM KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter that went down in southern Afghanistan, killing four troops, was on its way to the scene of a suicide bombing at an Afghan police checkpoint, Afghan officials said Friday.

The cause of the crash in Helmand province on Thursday night has not yet been determined, military officials said, but the weather was stormy at the time. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed the deaths of four service members aboard on Friday evening, nearly 24 hours after the crash.

The suicide bombing in Helmand’s Garmsir district killed four police officers, including the outpost commander, and injured seven other officers, said Mohammad Fahim Gorbati, the Garmsir district chief.

A provincial spokesman, Daoud Ahmadi, said there was no sign of insurgent activity in the area at the time. The NATO force did not disclose the crew’s mission, but Ahmadi said it was a medevac craft on its way to help those wounded in the bombing.


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