The U.S. military in Afghanistan says five American and one Afghan soldiers were injured in two incidents when their helicopters were forced to make emergency landings after being hit by ground fire.
The military says the attacks on the (CH-47) Chinook helicopters occurred Sunday in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Uruzgan - both hotbeds of Taleban insurgents and their allies.
In a separate attack Sunday, three American soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Zabul - also in southern Afghanistan. The military says the wounded soldiers are in stable condition.
In another incident, a suicide attacker killed a civilian when he blew himself up near a coalition troop convoy in Kandahar.Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.