UPDATE ISAF helicopter incident in eastern Afghanistan

Posted: 10/11/2010
ISAF Joint Command Afghanistan
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2010-10-CA-116-UPDATE 1819
For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 12) - Eight people were wounded and one killed after an explosion onboard an International Security Assistance Force helicopter that had just landed in eastern Afghanistan today.
The helicopter was on the ground in Kunar province when an explosion of unknown origin occurred. The wounded servicemembers were evacuated to an ISAF medical facility.
Initial reports stated ten people were injured and two killed.
There were 26 people on the aircraft.
The landing site has been secured by Afghan and ISAF soldiers. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
ISAF Joint Command will provide updates as they become available.