13 Americans killed as Taliban claim shooting down US helicopter in Aghanistan

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Farah (Afghanistan), Apr 26(ANI): At least 13 Americans were killed when a low flying US Apache helicopter was reportedly shot down by Taliban militants while flying over Afghanistan's Farah province.

The helicopter was hovering over Khak Safid district on Sunday morning, when it caught fire and fell on the desert of Nal, The Nation reports.

It is the second incident of a helicopter being shot down in two months. Earlier in February, an Apache helicopter was shot down near the airfield of Farah province.

Earlier this month, a Taliban spokesman had claimed responsibility of shooting down three NATO helicopters in Afghanistan's Zabol Province, Maidan Wardak and Kunduz.

The crashes had injured several NATO servicemen and three members of the Afghan security forces. (ANI)

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