Nato & ISAF Statement:
A NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday but no
fatalities were reported, an ISAF spokesman said, while the Taliban
claimed to have shot it down and killed all on board.
ISAF spokesman said that "I can confirm an International Security
Assistance Force helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan today. The
cause is under investigation but initial reporting indicates there was
no enemy activity in the area at the time. Per reports we have at this
time is that there were no casualties."
However he refused to share details of the type of helicopter involved
or the number of troops aboard, saying the crash was under
Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman in a text message to media outlets said
that the helicopter was shot down by rockets in Tagab district of Kapisa
province and bur
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