Military helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan

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Posted: Jan 19, 2012 7:43 PM
Military helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A helicopter belonging to international military forces in Afghanistan crashed in the country's south on Thursday, with casualties expected, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force in the country said.

There was no insurgent activity reported in the area when the helicopter went down, the spokesman said on Friday, declining to give any details of the crash until family members of those on board had been informed.

"We are still in the process of gathering more information on the incident," he said

(Reporting by Rob Taylor; Editing by Jonathan Thatcher)