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US helicopter crashes in Afghanistan

2013-03-16 19:27

Kabul - Nato officials say a helicopter has crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing one coalition service member and injuring another.

Captain Luca Carniel says there was no enemy activity in the area when the helicopter crashed on Saturday, and the cause is being investigated.

Kandahar governor spokesperson Javeed Faisal says the helicopter crashed in Daman district, a few kilometres west of Kandahar City.

Officials did not release the type of helicopter or nationalities of the casualties.

It's the second deadly helicopter crash in the south in a week. A Black Hawk crashed outside Kandahar City on Monday, killing five US troops.

Comments
  • Johan Jacobs - 2013-03-16 19:32

    Sabotaged. ?

  • Jo - 2013-03-16 21:41

    I love all the pro Muslim and terrorist comments. Allah will welcome his faithful home when you die, it might be a bit hot down there though.

      Michael Hawthorne - 2013-03-16 22:00

      Hi jou aap gaan kyk bietjie hoe moor amerikaners gewone mense onderandere vrouens kinders asook puppies uit in afganistan wie worry oor twee moordenaars wat met n helicopter neer gestort het...

      Sarel van Deventer - 2013-03-17 06:15

      Michael, jy moet ophou dagga rook. Wat van al die mense wat in 9/11 dood gemaak is. Julle almal haat die vsa so baie maar vergeet van die seer wat hulle gekry het. Dan kom julle nog met verskonings vir diktators soos sadam, en vertel my nou daar is nie wmd in irak gewees nie dan vertel ek jou van gister 25 jaar trug was wmd gebruik om 5000 kurds dood te maak deer sadam, 10 000'e meer het na dit gesterf. Moenie naar wees op n land se sukses nie. Streef na beter

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