Taliban Attack on Afghan Nato helicopter

   

At least one person was killed and eight wounded when a
rocket-propelled-grenade was fired at a Nato helicopter in Afghanistan,
Nato officials say.
They say that the Chinook helicopter had just landed in the eastern
province of Kunar and was off-loading when it was hit through its cargo
bay.

The attack by the Taliban killed an Afghan interpreter and wounded seven Nato soldiers and an Afghan policeman.

Correspondents say that an attack such as this is rare in Afghanistan.

It is certain to raise questions about security at the Kunar base.

A Nato statement said the landing site had now been secured by troops.

There were about 26 people on board at the time of the attack.