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U.S. Helicopter Has Hard Landing in Nangarhar, Two Injured

(Last Updated On: August 1, 2017)

A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter made a hard landing early Tuesday in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, two American soldiers were injured, according to a statement released by NATO.

The crew members suffered minor injuries when their helicopter crash landed in Achin District, as a result of a “mechanical issue,” the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said in a statement. 

“Rescue personnel safely recovered the crew. Two crew members suffered minor injuries in the landing and are receiving treatment at a coalition medical facility.”

“The aircraft is being recovered and the incident is under investigation.”

The Taliban Spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid said the helicopter crashed in “Chil Gazi area of Spin Ghar of Nangarhar during overnight raid failed.”  He claimed all members on board were killed.

Achin district is home for hundreds of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. The group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul that left at least two dead.

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