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Crashed foreign helicopter found in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - NATO-led forces have found a foreign helicopter which crashed in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week, the alliance said Friday.

The helicopter had been chartered by Netherlands-based catering and logistics contractor Supreme Global Services from a firm called Airfreight Gulf, according to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

“ISAF forces have helped identify the crash site in eastern Afghanistan of an MI-8 helicopter missing since Monday night,” ISAF said in a statement Friday, referring further enquiries to Supreme Global Services.

A spokesman for Supreme declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the helicopter crash or whether there were any casualties.

Deen Mohammad Darwish, a spokesman for the governor of Logar Province, south of Kabul, said a helicopter had made an emergency landing Wednesday in the province’s remote Kharwar district.

Supreme is a large contractor providing catering and logistics services to NATO-led troops throughout Afghanistan.

Reporting by Golnar Motevalli; Editing by Paul Tait