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Black Hawk crash kills 7 Americans and 4 Afghans; Taliban claim they shot it down

Published 08/16/2012, INFORUM

KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. military helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven Americans and four Afghans in one of the deadliest air disasters of a war now into its second decade. The Taliban claimed they gunned down the Black Hawk.

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