4 Dead in Afghan Copter Crash

As many as four U.S. service members may have died in a helicopter crash in southwestern Afghanistan Thursday. In the official announcement, the American military command in Kabul said that there were no confirmed reports of deaths “at this time,” but two U.S. defense officials said that the Black Hawk helicopter was carrying four U.S. troops and that they “don’t expect” that any of them survived. Weather may have played a role in the crash, though enemy action has not been ruled out.