7 US Troops killed in Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

The international military force in Afghanistan says seven American troops…

The international military force in Afghanistan says seven American troops are among the 11 people who died in a Blackhawk helicopter crash in the country’s south. A Taliban spokesman says the insurgents shot down the aircraft but the NATO-led force said it is still investigating the cause.

A spokesman for the alliance, Jamie Graybeal, said seven American service members were among the dead in Thursday’s crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. He said four Afghans died — a civilian interpreter and three members of the Afghan security forces.

Graybeal declined to give any details of the aircraft’s mission.

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