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Taliban capture 10 after chopper makes emergency landing

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Marqueur, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Taliban insurgents seized an Afghan pilot and nine foreign nationals from a transport helicopter after it was forced to make an emergency landing late Sunday night in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.

    The private helicopter, that was used to carry food and other items for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), was headed to Kabul from a NATO base in Khost province when it was forced to land in Azra district in neighboring Logar province, said the district's governor, Hamidullah Hamid.

    On board were seven Turkish engineers and three pilots: an Afghan and two Russians. Because it's not always safe to travel by road in areas with heavy militant activity, engineers and others will often hitch rides in helicopters delivering supplies.

    The aircraft landed in Logar because of equipment malfunction, said Din Mohammad Darwesh, the spokesman for the Logar province's governor.

    The Taliban immediately surrounded the chopper and took the nine occupants hostage.

    Local officials enlisted the help of tribal elders to secure their release, Darwesh said.

    The Taliban, in a text message to news outlets, said the group forced the helicopter down.

    John Manley, an ISAF spokesman, would only say that a civilian aircraft went down in eastern Afghanistan and that the alliance was "assisting."

    The Turkish foreign ministry said it could not confirm the involvement of the Taliban or whether several of its citizens had been taken hostage. It said it was looking into the reports and will have more information later Monday.

    Taliban capture Russian, Turks in Afghanistan - CNN.com
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Run for your pathetic lives...the predators will come soon :sarcastic:
     
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