US Service Member Dies After Afghanistan Helicopter Crash, Six Others Injured


A helicopter crash in Afghanistan's Logar province killed one US service member and injured six others, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials said Saturday. The crash occurred in Logar Province, located south of #afghanistan's capital of Kabul, according to NBC News reports.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade", said Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said an investigation into Friday's incident had been launched.

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It said the crash was not the result of enemy action and the crash site had been secured.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade", Gen. John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan said.

Resolute Support is investigating the circumstances of the crash to determine more facts and will release relevant details as appropriate.

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Logar's provincial governor, Salim Saleh, told AP that the helicopter had attempted an emergency landing shortly after take-off, but crashed into a tree in the process.

At least nine police officers were killed Saturday in separate attacks by Taliban insurgents on police checkpoints in eastern Ghazni province, a provincial official said.

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