Tuesday, September 21, 2010

NATO says 9 service members killed in crash

Nine service members with the international coalition in Afghanistan died Tuesday after their helicopter crashed in the volatile south where troops are ramping up pressure on Taliban insurgents.One other coalition service member, an Afghan National Army soldier and a U.S. civilian were injured in the crash and were transported to a military medical center for treatment, NATO said.Though helicopters more regularly crash because of mechanical issues in Afghanistan, some have been brought down by insurgent fire.However, NATO said in a statement, "There are no reports of enemy fire in the area."
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