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U.S. helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, four feared dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. military helicopter went down in poor weather in Afghanistan on Thursday, the military said, in a crash that officials believed may have killed all four people onboard.

A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the Regional Command-Southwest area, which includes the traditional Taliban stronghold of Helmand province. Poor weather appeared to have been the cause of the crash.

Another official said all four people aboard the helicopter were feared dead.

Almost 3,000 foreign soldiers have died in Afghanistan since the West’s war against the Taliban and other militants began in 2001. Despite a resilient insurgency, the United States, like its NATO allies, plans to withdraw most of its combat troops from the country by the end of 2014.

(Reporting By Missy Ryan; Editing by Doina Chaicu)

Published Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | 09:38 PM

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