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Afghan Taliban caused helicopter crash in December: US

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Officials now believe Taliban insurgents brought down a US military helicopter in December in southern Afghanistan, in an incident that was first portrayed as a crash. 

A US Blackhawk army helicopter flies over the mountainous area of Gorbuz district, on the border with Pakistan in Khost province, east of Afghanistan on June 28, 2011

Six US troops were killed when the Blackhawk chopper went down in Zabul province on December 17, but the precise circumstances around the crash have been the subject of confusion.

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