Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   18 February

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 20, ARMENPRESS. Two American soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the United States military.

“The cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire,” the statement said.

However, the Afghan Taliban has claimed responsibility for downing the helicopter.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted that a US Chinook helicopter has been “shot down and completely destroyed while trying to raid Mujahideen (Taliban) position in Pangram area of Sarkh, Logar”.

The Taliban often claims responsibility for accidental crashes, and the Afghan government ruled out their involvement.

“There was no involvement of the enemy fire in the helicopter crash and no Afghan security force member is hurt,” said Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the Afghan defense ministry, according to Reuters.


Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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