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Aug 6, 2011 8:09 AM by Andy Koen

Helicopter crash kills 31 Americans

Thirty one American special operations forces and 7 Afghan soldiers were killed in a helicopter early Saturday morning.

Accoding to the Associated Press, a senior member of the Obama administration says helicopter was shot down by insurgents.

The attack marks the highest number of American casualties recorded in a single incident in the decade long war.

In a statement issued by his office Afghan President Hamid Karzai sent his condolences to President Barack Obama.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. A NATO spokesperson says there was enemy activity in the area.

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