Taliban capture 9 from helicopter in Afghanistan

April 22, 2013 2:18:44 AM PDT
Officials say a helicopter owned by an Afghan company has made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan, and the insurgents took all nine people who were aboard hostage.

A district administrator in the area says the helicopter landed on Sunday afternoon in strong winds and rain in a village of Logar province, southeast of Kabul and about 30 kilometers (or 20 miles) from the Pakistan border.

Officials say the Taliban captured all nine aboard the aircraft and took them from the area. They say the crew and passengers are all civilian.


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