Taliban Claims They Downed A NATO Helicopter, Killed 11

A Taliban spokesman claims insurgents in Afghanistan have shot down a NATO helicopter, killing 11.

UPDATE: A NATO spokesperson has confirmed that a military helicopter crashed on Thursday in Afghanistan. They are investigating the cause and would not corroborate the Taliban’s claim that the aircraft was downed by insurgents. 11 were killed in the crash, including seven U.S. military personnel.

A spokesman for the alliance, Jamie Graybeal, said seven American service members were among the dead in Thursday’s crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. He said four Afghans died — a civilian interpreter and three members of the Afghan security forces.

h/t AP/Wall Street Journal

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