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Civilian Pilot Dies in Afghan Shooting

A gunman attacked a helicopter as it was preparing to take off from a health clinic in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing the pilot and wounding three passengers employed by the American construction company Louis Berger. The attack had the hallmarks of the Taliban, as a lone gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle, witnesses said. The attack took place in the village of Toloqan, 25 miles west of the city of Kandahar. The Louis Berger team consisted of three non-Afghans, one of them an American woman, and an Afghan translator. The pilot was British or Australian, a United States Embassy official said. The third non-Afghan was armed and might have been a security guard, a witness said. Full Story

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