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Published:March 18th, 2012 13:55 EST
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UN Chief Ban Saddened By Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan

By SOP newswire3

Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep sadness at the news of the helicopter crash on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul, which claimed the lives of over a dozen Turkish soldiers and Afghan civilians.

According to media reports, the NATO helicopter crashed into a house earlier today killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and four Afghan civilians on the ground.

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Turkish Government officials have reportedly said that the cause was apparently a technical problem.

The Secretary-General wishes to convey his profound sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims and expresses his condolences to the Governments of Afghanistan and Turkey, " said a statement issued by his spokesperson.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=41559&Cr=Afghan&Cr1=

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