NATO: 14 hurt as helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 29, 2010 12:43




A helicopter with the international military force crashed Monday in southern Afghanistan, injuring 14 people, NATO said.

NATO said no one is reported to have been killed in the crash and that all personnel on board were evacuated to nearby medical facilities.

Jilani Farah, deputy police chief in Zabul province where the crash occurred, said 14 people were injured, including international service members, three Afghan soliders and one Afghan policeman. NATO confirmed that 14 people were injured in the crash, and said that none of them sustained life-threating injuries.

The Taliban have posted a message on their Web site claiming responsiblity for the crash in Atghar district.

NATO said the crash was still being investigated, but that there was no indication that insurgents shot down the aircraft.


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