US soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

US soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A U.S. soldier has been killed and six more wounded in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the military said on Saturday.

The Resolute Support mission said that the crash occurred on Friday night in the eastern province of Logar, which is located south of the capital, Kabul.

The mission said that the crash was not caused by militant groups. Both the Taliban and ISIS operate in Afghanistan and are waging an insurgency against the Afghan government.

“Resolute Support is investigating the circumstances of the crash to determine more facts and will release relevant details as appropriate,” it said in a statement.

It added that everyone involved in the incident had been accounted for.

A spokesperson for the provincial governor, Salim Saleh, said that the helicopter had made an emergency landing after hitting a tree.

The United States -- under Republican George W. Bush’s presidency -- and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban regime from power, but after 16 years, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country.


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