Taliban claims helicopter attack

The US denies that its aicraft has been brought down in Afghanistan.

    A US forces spokesperson in Konar, which is to the east of Kabul, said that clashes had taken place and the US warplanes had carried out bombing raids.
    The state of Konar lies on the Pakistan border and has seen fighting between forces opposed to the US-backed government and US-led forces in the past few years.
    In 2005, a US helicopter was shot down in the region after clashes.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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