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2 ISAF soldiers killed in helicopter crash

2 ISAF soldiers killed in helicopter crash

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Jun 05, 2011 - 14:31

KHOST CITY (PANinfo-icon): Two pilots were killed in a helicopter crash in southeastern Khost province on Sunday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said.

With the cause of the crash under investigation, initial reporting indicated there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the incident, the NATOinfo-icon-led force said in a brief statement.

In line with its policy, the alliance neither gave the nationalities of the servicemembers nor the exact location of the crash site. However, local officials said the chopper went down before noon in Sabari district due to a technical fault. 

The Talibaninfo-icon claimed shooting down the helicopter in the Machi area, with rebel spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid saying that soldiers on board were killed. He gave no specific casualty figure.

Resident Asadullah said the scene had been cordoned off by international troops and area people were not allowed to enter the area.

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