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One soldier was killed and another injured when their helicopter went down Wednesday in the northern Ninevah province of Iraq, officials confirmed Thursday.

Little information on the incident was released by the military, but “preliminary reports indicate the aircraft hit electrical wires,” a military news release issued Thursday read. “There are no indications that the helicopter was shot down.”

The soldier was identified only as belonging to Task Force Lightning, the U.S. command in northern Iraq.

Neither the type of helicopter nor the unit to which it belonged was released.

No information was available on the condition of the soldier injured in the incident.

Late Wednesday, an insurgent group said the crash happened during battle and “God blinded the pilot,” causing the aircraft to hit the wires.


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