A U.S. Army helicopter crashed in bad weather during a night flight in Afghanistan, and all four American crew members were killed, U.S. and Afghan officials said Friday.
The American military has confirmed the chopper crashed Thursday night while responding to a suicide attack on a local police checkpoint.
A U.S. official in Washington confirmed Friday that four Americans on board were killed. The military said the cause of the crash was not known, and no other details were immediately available.
The chief of the Garmsir district in southern Helmand province, Mohammad Qayum Gorbaki, said the helicopter was flying to the scene of a suicide bombing in his area when it crashed late Thursday because of bad weather. He had no further details about the crash.
Source: Mirwais Khan for the Associated Press.