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US service member dies as helicopter crashes in Logar

AT-KABUL: A U.S. service member died of injuries after their helicopter crashed in Logar province, late Friday evening, the NATO-led international coalition said.

“We can confirm the crash was not the result of enemy action. We have full accountability of all personnel and the crash site has been secured. Six other U.S. crew members were injured in the crash and are all receiving medical treatment, said Resolute Support in a statement on Saturday.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our comrade,” said General John Nicholson, commander, Resolute Support. “On behalf of all of Resolute Support, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of our fallen comrade and those injured in this unfortunate event.” Resolute Support is investigating the circumstances of the crash to determine more facts and will release relevant details as appropriate.

Provincial officials confirmed that a helicopter of the foreign forces struck a tree that led to its emergency landing.

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