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US Helicopter Crashes in Iraq, Casualties Unknown


A U.S. military helicopter has crashed northwest of Baghdad. There is no immediate word on casualties.

The U.S. military confirmed that an Apache attack helicopter with two pilots on board went down around 11 a.m. local time in a field, and that an investigation is under way to determine the cause of the crash.

In Baghdad, authorities say two Iraqi civilians were killed in a roadside bomb blast near a police station in a Sunni district of the city.

Elsewhere in the capital, at least two people, including a child, were killed in a drive-by shooting, and the U.S. military says a soldier was killed by small-arms fire while investigating a burning vehicle.

Sunday, at least 30 people, including many policemen, were killed in a series of car bombings in the northern city of Mosul.

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