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NATO Chopper crashes in East Afghanistan

The Associated Press Kabul Afghanistan  April 23, 2011

The coalition helicopter crashed Saturday morning in Alasay district of Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul. No further details have been disclosed about the crash, which is under investigation.

Aziz Rahman Tawab, acting provincial governor in Kapisa province, said the helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told The Associated Press in a telephone conversation that Taliban insurgents shot down the helicopter with a rocket. He claimed other coalition helicopters later flew to the crash site and fired weapons to destroy the wreckage.

Aircraft are used extensively in Afghanistan by both NATO and the Afghan government forces to transport and supply troops because the terrain is mountainous and roads are few and primitive.

April 23, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, NATO, Safety and Security Issues | , , , ,

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