Chopper crash kills 16 in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL (Reuters) – All 16 people aboard a helicopter, including several foreigners, were killed in Wednesday’s crash in rugged mountain terrain in southeastern Afghanistan, U.S.-led coalition forces said.

The cause of the crash was not known, but it took place in an area where insurgents are active. At least two coalition soldiers were killed, a forces spokesman said on Thursday. Twelve bodies had so far been recovered.

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