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US helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, killing 1

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 23:24

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 today, and the cause is being investigated.

Kandahar governor spokesman 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.


First Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 23:24
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