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U.S. Service Member Dies in Helicopter Crash in Logar Province, Afghanistan (Oct 27, 2017)
Map with location of Logar province
A U.S. service member died as a result of injuries sustained during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The incident occurred late on Friday night, October 27, 2017 in Logar province. Logar is the province to the south of Kabul. Resolute Support HQs issued a statement (see link below) that said the crash was not the result of enemy action. The crash site was secured and all personnel have been accounted for. A number of crew members were injured in the crash and they are receiving medical treatment. The Taliban released a statement saying they shot the chopper down and 48 peopled died in the crash.