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SEOUL (Web Desk) – A US Apache helicopter crashed in central South Korea on Monday, killing its pilot and another crew member, police and military officials said.


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The attack helicopter went down in the county of Wonju in Gangwon province, the APP reported.

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About 28,500 US troops are stationed in South Korea in joint defense with the South’s forces against North Korea. The two Koreas are in a technical state of war under a truce after their 1950-53 Korean War.

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