The majority of those killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan overnight were Navy Seals, two U.S. government officials said, citing first reports.
More than two dozen American troops are believed to have died in the crash of the Chinook helicopter, a U.S. military official told CNN.
If the numbers are confirmed, the incident would be the most deadly for coalition forces in the Afghan war, according to a CNN count of international troop deaths.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a statement saying as many as 31 U.S. special forces and seven Afghans were killed and offered "deep regret" to U.S. President Barack Obama.
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