Blackhawk Down


All eight people on board a US military helicopter have been killed after it made an emergency landing in Iraq.
A US military spokeswoman said four air crew and four soldiers died when the Black Hawk came down near the town of Falluja, west of Baghdad.

Falluja is a hotbed of the Iraqi insurgency and has seen several clashes between local people and US troops.

Earlier, a US soldier was killed and 34 injured in a mortar attack on their base west of Baghdad.


"A helicopter made an emergency landing near Falluja, there were four passengers and four crew members on board and there are no survivors," said the military spokeswoman