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U.S. Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan

A U.S. CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter crashed Tuesday while ferrying reinforcements for counterterrorism operations in eastern Afghanistan, the military said. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a phone call to The Associated Press. The fate of those on board the helicopter, which crashed near Asadabad in Kunar province, was not immediately known, the military said. A statement said the cause of the crash was unclear, as was the number of people on board. Other helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were deployed to the site, the military said. U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Jerry O’Hara had no other details.Full Story

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