7 Americans Killed in Afghan Copter Crash

Taliban claims responsibility
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 16, 2012 8:38 AM CDT
A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter (not the one that crashed) is seen between the blades of a Chinook CH-47 helicopter at an air base in Afghanistan Monday, Sept. 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – The Taliban is taking credit for a NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed seven Americans today. A rep for the group says it shot down the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in Kandahar province this morning. Three members of Afghanistan's security forces also died in the crash, along with a civilian interpreter, the AP reports. The NATO-led force said it is still investigating the cause. (Read more NATO stories.)

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