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Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Helicopter in Kunar

The Taliban claimed responsibility for downing a U.S. helicopter using anti-aircraft rockets in the Kala area of Wata Por- Kunar province. The statement, which was posted online was signed by the groupʼs spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, and claimed said all crew members onboard the helicopter were killed.

The U.S. military stated that a helicopter had crashed in Afghanistan today but said none of the soldiers on board were injured. It said the cause of the crash is being investigated.