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Federal Minister Westerwelle grieved by helicopter crash in Afghanistan

06.08.2011 - Press release

Responding to the helicopter crash which occurred in the Afghan province of Wardak, near Kabul, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today (6 August):

"It is with great sadness that I have received news that a helicopter carrying a large number of American and Afghan soldiers has crashed in Wardak, eastern Afghanistan. On behalf of the whole of the German Government, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the American and Afghan Governments and to the victims’ families.”

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