Sunday, four NATO troop members were killed in two separate attacks. This comes on heels Saturday 38 people killed when US Military helicopter brought down by insurgents in Afghanistan. At 20 people identified as US Navy Seals an elite special operations group which earlier in June Killed Osama Bin Laden in his hideout a home in Pakistan. The Taliban claims responsibility. NATO begins to investigate the cause of the crash. From Reuters:
Thirty U.S. soldiers — some from the Navy’s special forces SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden — seven Afghans and an interpreter died in Friday night’s crash, just two weeks after foreign troops began a security handover to Afghan forces.
The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for bringing down the helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade. Although it often exaggerates incidents involving foreign troops, a U.S. official in Washington said the helicopter was believed to have been shot down.
NATO-led ISAF confirmed the death toll overnight, which was first announced by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and said the cause of the crash was still being investigated.
Karzai called President Barack Obama and the two men expressed condolences for their countries’ respective losses, the White House said.
“The two presidents reaffirmed their commitment to the mission in Afghanistan, which is critical to the security of both our countries, and agreed to stay in close contact,” the White House said in a statement.
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