Afghan police: ISAF helicopter crashes in Kabul, kills 5
An overhead view shows rescue workers and army personnel at the site of a helicopter crash in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday.
March 16th, 2012
03:16 AM ET

Afghan police: ISAF helicopter crashes in Kabul, kills 5

A NATO-led International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed Friday in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul, killing five people, an Afghan police chief said.

ISAF confirmed the helicopter "went down" but said the cause of the accident was unknown. "There was no report of insurgent activity in the area," said Capt. David Yaryar, an ISAF spokesman.

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  1. **cosmicVox *

    Watch the Taliban say this was a suicide attack...

    March 16, 2012 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Probably.

      March 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    5 killed in a helicopter crash? We have a variety of crash victims daily in the USA. We lose 5 to a crash before the sun rises each and every single day. (not counting schoolbus crashes where the kids couldn't afford seatbelts...so as not to discriminate against the poor)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    @Cosvo...Yeah. Watch the Taliban as they invade one country after another with no exit strategy. Great entrance strategy planned down to the wire though. Really cool strategy for Iran I hear. I wonder when the Taliban is going to make a move on Venezuela, one of USians chief sources of oil. Harketh! The taliban are invading and conquering the world! Hide your kids. Duct-tape your windows!

    March 16, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    "The Taliban are coming! The Taliban are coming."-George W. Bush

    March 16, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Hmmm. First the Taliban take-over Afghanistan. Then Soviets invade. Then the US gov. helps the "freedom fighter" Taliban repel the Ruskies. But then...the Taliban sneak into America and do 9/11 with what George Dubya called "the entire nation of Iaq's assistance. Best invade." And then the Taliban were whiisked-away flying Whitwhouse Charter Airways even though there was a strict nationwide grounding of all flights on that day. Oh, wait. My bad. Those guys were members of the powerful Bush-Bin Laden consortium, the Carlyle Group. My bad. Start over.

    March 16, 2012 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    Where usual morning crowd? What a matter you? Too much buzhashi last night? Late Bingo nightout? Coffee all gone?

    March 16, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. ? ? ?

    @ Ahkmed, probably in rehab due to, overdose of philip propoganda!

    March 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @ ???

    Don't read too much propaganda in what @ Philip has to say. Brush up on your history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Freedom Fighters who kicked them out for us now the Talibans, get a look at President Reagan hosting the Taliban leaders ( some recognize even Mullah Omar in that pic ) at the White House in 1982 & comparing them to our Founding fathers.

    March 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Every single American that loses life, is permanently scarred or wounded in this misadventure or that folly of Iraq should make us pause and think about our policies and the mind set that landed us in mess we find ourselves in today.

    March 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ? ? ?

    What? No picture of Obama suckin up? Do tell! And here all ive been reading is its all President Obamas fault, this mess we are in! Ty saywhat.

    March 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    If we are trying to court Taliban now its because we have left with no options. Either continue pouring treasure & American lives down that sinkhole for another 100 years as one of the architects of these diasasters Dick Cheney wanted. Or seek a viable end to this madness.
    President Obama does not have much leeway here.

    March 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. **cosmicVox *

    Why would the Taliban have an "Exit strategy"? Wherever they go they plan on staying. Your so called analogy is a load of crap.

    March 17, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    @ cosmic vox

    Read man. Its us who are looking for an exit strategy not Taliban in their own country. How did you get that impression from my posts.
    Crap sure, you would rather endorse the Cheney 'doctrine' ?

    March 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    As for the 'analogy' in my post you refer to, you are perhaps pointing to the 'tortured psyche' part.
    Well imagine if you can what living with you family under constant terror of bombs falling, artillery shells blasting and scorching the earth around you seeing your loved ones and neighbors and others dying for ten years. Those are the Afghans. Then try imagining what our soldiers must be going thru for years on end killing and being killed. Tour after tour.
    And that wouldn't play havoc with minds?

    March 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    @ saywhat, dear i think cosmicvox may have been referring to philips posts.

    March 18, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
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