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Cargo Helicopter Missing in Afghanistan


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NATO officials say a cargo helicopter chartered by a military contractor is missing in Afghanistan, and that NATO troops are assisting in the search.

NATO spokesmen Thursday declined to say where the search is taking place, citing security reasons.

The firm Supreme Global Services, which handles catering and logistics, chartered the helicopter. It disappeared this week, but there are conflicting reports about which day it went missing.

Officials in central Afghanistan's Logar province say there were reports Wednesday night of a helicopter making an emergency landing. It was not immediately clear if that was the cargo helicopter reported missing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuter