3rd NATO Chopper Downed In 10 Days
[Khaama Press reports 3rd Chopper Downed In 10 days.]
The Islamist militia leading a decade-long insurgency against foreign troops claimed to have shot down two helicopters in Logar province, but NATO said the cause of the crash was under investigation.
The militants are known to make exaggerated claims.
“An ISAF helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in two ISAF fatalities. We are investigating,” a spokesman for NATO’s US-led International Security Assistance Force told AFP.
The administration in Logar said the area, 13 kilometres (eight miles) north of the provincial capital Puli Alam, is mostly controlled by the Taliban.
“There was a helicopter incident in Baboos area, which is an area largely under Taliban…
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