Afghan insurgents hit NATO helicopter

A military helicopter in southern Afghanistan had to make an emergency landing after being hit by insurgent fire but the crew were rescued, a NATO statement said on Monday.

Afghan insurgents hit NATO helicopter

A military helicopter in southern Afghanistan had to make an emergency landing after being hit by insurgent fire but the crew were rescued, a NATO statement said on Monday.

The MH-60 helicopter could not be recovered, however, and was destroyed by international forces after the crash in Sangin district in Helmand province, Reuters news agency said.

There are more than 120,000 foreign troops occupying Afghanistan and that is set to rise to nearly 150,000 by the end of this year as Washington sends in more troops as part of a new strategy.


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