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Afghan official says Nato helicopter has crashed

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Nato says it’s investigating a helicopter incident in the area but has not confirmed a crash or released details. - Reuters Photo

KABUL: An Afghan government official says a Nato helicopter has crashed overnight in east Afghanistan.

Provincial spokesman Shahidullah Shahid says coalition and Afghan officials were investigating the crash site in Sayd Abad district of Wardak province on Saturday.

Nato says it’s investigating a helicopter incident in the area but has not confirmed a crash or released details.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid is claiming it was a US military helicopter.

He said in a written statement Saturday that Nato attacked a house in Sayd Abad where insurgent fighters were gathering Friday night.

Mujahid says the Taliban fired on Nato and downed the helicopter, killing the crew. He says eight insurgents also died.

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