Afghanistan war: helicopter crash kills sixteen people


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From the BBC:

All 16 people on board a helicopter which crashed in south-eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday were killed, the US-led coalition says.

Spokesman Col Tom Collins said 12 bodies had been recovered and troops were searching for four others.

“There are no survivors,” he said.

The dead include two US civilians and two Dutch military personnel.

It is not known what caused the helicopter to crash in mountains about 35km (22 miles) from the city of Khost.

According to Dutch NOS TV, the two Dutch casualties were an army sergeant and an air force lieutenant colonel, on their way to a US military base.

The helicopter was owned by a private mercenaries’ corporation.

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