NATO helicopter crash kills 16 in Kabul
POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:34am
NBC News — A NATO helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul, friday killing 12 Turkish soldiers on board and four Afghan civilians on the ground. Officials say among the dead are two women and two children. Police believe the crash was caused by mechanical failure.
Turkey's mission in Afghanistan is limited to patrols and its soldiers do not take part in combat operations. It has more than 1800 troops serving in the country, most of them around the capital.