A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has taken the lives of seven American troops and four Afghan soldiers.
On a noon press conference with Fayetteville media, Col. T.J. Jamsion, Fort Bragg's 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade commander confirmed that helicopters from the 82nd CAB were not involved in the accident.
Further details are not yet available, but the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, according to the NATO military coalition, with claims from the Taliban that their fighters are taking credit for shooting it down.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by NATO as reported by CBS News.
Among the dead were seven American service members, three members of Afghan security forces and one Afghan civilian interpreter according to initial Associated Press reports.
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