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NATO copter crashes in Parwan, Taliban claim credit

NATO copter crashes in Parwan, Taliban claim credit

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May 31, 2015 - 21:14

CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A NATOinfo-icon helicopter hit a mountain and crashed in the Koh-i-Safi district of central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday, but the Talibaninfo-icon claimed downing it.

Koh-i-Safi district chief Saifullah Baidar told Pajhwok Afghan News the helicopter crashed in the Karezinfo-icon area in western parts of the district after hitting a mountain on Saturday before noon. He had no information about casualties.

We have no operational reporting to support these claims. NATO Resalute support mission told Pajhwok.

However, a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the fighters shot and downed the helicopter, killing all aboard.

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