Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan commandos, U.S. officials said Saturday. It was the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war.

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A senior U.S. administration official in Washington said it appeared the craft had been shot down. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the crash is still being investigated. The official spoke on condition Copter shot down, killing 30 US troops, 7 Afghans. By KIMBERLY DOZIER – Associated Press,SOLOMON MOORE – Associated Press | AP – 9 hrs ago Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that the heli was involved in an assault on a house where insurgent fighters were gathering. During the battle, the fighters down the heli with a Helicopter Shot Down: 22 Navy A heli was down today by Afghan insurgents as it was rushing to aid troops in a firefight, 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, most of whom belonged to Team 6, the unit Tags: helicopter, shot, down, navy, MOSUL, Iraq Insurgents apparently down a U.S. Army reconnaissance heli in this northern city Friday, its two pilots, in the second fatal heli crash in Iraq in less than a week. Insurgents down a U.S. military heli during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as seven June 28, 2005: U.S. heli is down in eastern Kunar province during a rescue operation, 16 special operations troops.

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