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Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes, At Least 17 Dead

Afghan officials said a military helicopter crashed in the southern part of the country, killing 17 soldiers. The Russian-built M-17 helicopter went down Thursday in the Shinkay district of Zabul province, according to local officials. Afghanistan's defense ministry said technical problems led to the crash. Other officials stressed the incident is still under investigation. The Taliban claimed responsibility, though the claim was questioned since it is rare for insurgents to...

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