7 U.S. Troops Killed In Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Seven U.S. troops and four Afghans were killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed this morning in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press. The UH-60 Black Hawk crashed in Kandahar’s Shah Wali Kot district.
The Taliban is claiming its insurgents shot down the aircraft.
According to a NATO ISAF press release:
The crash resulted in the deaths of four International Security Assistance Force service members, three United States Forces-Afghanistan service members, three members of the Afghan National Security Forces, and one Afghan civilian interpreter.
The cause of the helicopter crash is under investigation.