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September 29, 1986

Afghan guerrillas said they shot down three helicopters with missiles in eastern Afghanistan in the last two weeks, an indication that the rebels are getting more anti-aircraft weapons in the war against the Marxist government and its Soviet allies. Two of the helicopters were reported downed near the government-held town of Jalalabad and the third in Kunar province. The guerrillas are known to have a handful of Soviet-designed SAM-7 anti-aircraft missiles and are expected to receive U.S.-made Stinger missiles.

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