14 Americans Killed In Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan

The U.S. military says 14 Americans have been killed in a series of helicopter crashes in Afghanistan.

Three agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are among the 14 dead.

A U.S. statement says seven U.S. troopers and three U.S. civilians working for the government died when their helicopter went down early Monday in western Afghanistan. Twelve Americans and 14 Afghans were injured.

Also Monday, two U.S. helicopters collided in southern Afghanistan, killing four American troops and wounding two others.

U.S. authorities have ruled out hostile fire in the collision but have not given a cause for the other crash. The Taliban say they shot down a helicopter in Badghis province of northwestern Afghanistan but it was unclear if this is the same incident.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    May they rest in peace.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 26, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    Prior to obama being elected CNN published the number of Americans killed in Iraq daily, but since his election there has been on running total of Americans killed (makes you wonder why).

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