17 killed in Afghan military helicopter crash, official says

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17 killed in Afghan military helicopter crash, official says

Afghan security forces keep watch after a suicide attack in Logar province, Afghanistan August 6, 2015 (Reuters)

By Associated Press, Kabul
Thursday, 6 August 2015

An Afghan official says a military helicopter crashed in the country's south, killing 17 people, including five pilots.

Mirwais Noorzai, the chief of police in Zabul province, says the Afghan National Army helicopter crashed in a remote region of the province late Thursday morning.

He says the cause of the crash is unknown and under investigation. He says the other 12 people killed were all soldiers.

The crash is among the worst suffered by the Afghan military since U.S. and NATO forces concluded their combat mission at the end of last year, transitioning to a support and training role.

Last Update: Thursday, 6 August 2015 KSA 13:27 - GMT 10:27
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/asia/2015/08/06/17-killed-in-Afghan-military-helicopter-crash-official-says.html
 
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What does the suicide bomber have to do with the helicopter crash?
 
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That is sad, I hate to hear aobut things like that. It is one of the trradgedies that happen when you start to involve a variety of military aircraft and military vehicles. It is one of the problems that military units seem to encounter on a regular basis. It is always sad to hear about such happenings.
 
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