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Suspect in Afghanistan airfield incident dies

The suspect in yesterday's car theft and possible attack at Bastion Airfield in Afghanistan's Helmand province died this morning while under medical care, the commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said. The incident took place around the time Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's plane landed at the...

3 years 2 months ago

Six U.S. Marines killed in helicopter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines. The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. The defense official who said all six were Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because...

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