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Three Polish Soldiers Die In Iraq Helicopter Crash

15 December 2004 -- Three Polish soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq.

Lieutenant Colonel Artur Domanski, a spokesman for the Polish-led multinational division in Iraq, said today the three died after engine failure forced the helicopter to make an emergency landing about 8 kilometers from Karbala.

He said four other soldiers were injured in the crash.


[For the latest news on Iraq, see RFE/RL's webpage on "The New Iraq".]