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UPDATE: Six US Troops Killed In Afghan Air Crash; One Survives With Injuries

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UPDATE: Six U.S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan, after a helicopter with engine trouble went down in the southern part of the country. That word comes from U.S. and NATO officials.

According to U.S. defense officials, one person on board the aircraft survived with injuries.

NATO says the crash is under investigation, and that there was no insurgent activity in the area. An official in Washington says investigators are looking at an "engine failure."


KHQ.COM - Six members of the U.S.-led NATO International Security Assistance Force service were killed in an aircraft crash in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, NATO said in a statement, adding that "initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash." NATO did not disclose the nationalities of the victims but a U.S. defense official said they were American.

The deputy governor of southern Zabul province, Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, says a helicopter crashed in the remote district of Shajau, The Associated Press reported. It was not immediately clear if he was describing the same incident.

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