Pentagon: Two US Service Members Killed In Afghan Helicopter Crash

The Pentagon has confirmed that two U.S. service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan today. In a statement, officials say “The cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire.”

Not so, says the Afghan Taliban. The terror group is claimed responsibility for downing the helicopter, which it said crashed in Logar province south of the capital Kabul.

The names of the soldiers killed are being withheld pending family notification.

  • The crash comes a day after the Taliban swapped two Western hostages for three of its commanders held by the Afghan government. As we told you before, one of those freed was American Kevin King, who’d been held for three years.


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