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7 US troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

August 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Taliban is claiming responsibility for shooting down a NATO helicopter in Afghanistan. Eleven people were killed, including seven American troops.

Four Afghans also died. Three were members of the security forces and one was a civilian interpreter. The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed Thursday in Kandahar province.

NATO is investigating the cause of the crash, and it isn't commenting on the Taliban claim.

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