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Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes, Killing 5

At least five army personnel, all crew members of a military helicopter, were killed late Friday when their aircraft crashed and caught fire in western Afghanistan. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman, said two pilots, two sharpshooters and an engineer died when their chopper caught fire after an emergency landing in Khaki Safad district in Farah Province.   “The chopper was on its way from Herat to Farah when it crashed, killing five crew members,” he...

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