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U-S helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, killing one crew member

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The military says a U-S helicopter crashed today in southern Afghanistan, killing one crew member.      

The A-H-64 Apache attack helicopter plunged to the ground shortly after taking off from Kandahar Air Field.      

A statement says one crew member was killed, while the other was injured and evacuated for emergency treatment.      

The military says the cause of the crash will be investigated, but that enemy fire has been ruled out.      

Officials say the helicopter was responding to a reported rocket attack against the airbase when it crashed. There were no injuries reported from the rocket attack.

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