Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Afghanistan - 17 Spanish killed in crash

A number of NATO troops have been killed in a double helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Spanish defence officials initially reported 17 Spanish troops killed in the incident. NATO has not yet confirmed this. The two Puma helicopters, said to be on a training mission, crashed south of Heart in western Afghanistan. Some 850 Spanish troops are deployed throughout the country.
[11:45 GMT 16/08/2005]

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