Four Soldiers Killed in U.S. Helicopter in Afghanistan

Kabul, Apr 20.- A U.S. military helicopter in the service of the NATO-led ISAF crashed in the southern Afghan province of Helmand and at least four soldiers were killed, AIP news agency reported on Friday. The source pointed out the Black Hawk was flying over Lakani, in Garmsir district, to collect and transfer people injured in an attack by Afghan resistance. Nothing happened to another helicopter that participated in the rescue.

The insurgents attacked a government police station in that region, killing four Afghan police officers and injuring seven.

The helicopter crashed near the headquarters of the southern Regional Command, which comprises the provinces of Nimruz and Helmand, where about 20,000 U.S. soldiers were deployed.

Spokespersons for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)confirmed the fall of the aircraft, which was described as an accident due to bad weather conditions, although they did not rule out an enemy action. The occupants were U.S. citizens. (Prensa Latina)