United State – U.S. and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) officials have confirmed US helicopter crash on Friday night, killing 30 U.S. soldiers, an interpreter and seven Afghans.
International Security helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 30 U.S. soldiers, an interpreter and seven Afghans, the Afghan president said on Saturday, the deadliest single incident for foreign troops in 10 years of war.
The Taliban quickly claimed to have shot down the helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade.
In Washington, a U.S. official said the helicopter was thought to have been shot down. The Pentagon has said the cause of the crash is being investigated.
The crash was the deadliest incident of the war for foreign troops. In April 2005, another CH-47 Chinook crashed killing15 U.S. servicemen and three civilian contractors. Another Chinook crash in June of the same year killed 17 U.S. troops.