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A U.S. Apache helicopter was forced into an emergency landing Friday morning in an area east of Kandahar, according to U.S. officials in Afghanistan.

The pilots were not injured in the incident, which the U.S. military command said was not the result of enemy fire.

“Initial reports indicate the emergency landing was a result of mechanical difficulties,” a military press release read. “The helicopter was on a re-supply mission at the time.”

Efforts are under way to recover the AH-64 helicopter.

In separate missions, U.S. helicopters are being used to help move Afghan refugees from areas being hit with large-scale flooding, officials said Friday.


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