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Chinook Down in Afghanistan

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  • Chinook Down in Afghanistan

    From CNN

    Story Highlights• Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack before NATO announced crash
    • NATO: Troops ambushed en route to crash site; airstrike called in
    • Troops have been fighting to secure an under-repair hydroelectric dam in Kajaki
    • Chopper crashes rare in Afghanistan; at least four have crashed since 2005
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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO troops on Thursday secured the wreckage of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter apparently shot down by Taliban militants, an attack that killed everyone on board -- five U.S. soldiers, a Canadian and a Briton, officials said..............................

    Our lost Canadian, the 56th to die in Afghanistan, was Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede, a combat photographer from Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, NB. RIP

    Some of his photos from the CBC