Afghanistan: NATO says 9 troops killed in helicopter crash

September 21, 2010 11:22

KABUL, Afghanistan — A helicopter carrying international troops crashed Tuesday, killing nine service members in southern Afghanistan where troops are ramping up pressure on Taliban insurgents.

It was the worst chopper crash for coalition forces in four years in the rugged country where helicopters are heavily used to transport military troops spread over mountainous terrain with few roads. This year was already the deadliest for international forces since the war began in 2001.One other coalition service member, an Afghan National Army soldier and a US civilian were injured.

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