Kabul: NATO forces say a helicopter has
crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing 2 US service members
who were aboard.
NATO says it is investigating the cause of the crash.
Spokeswoman Lt. Commander Katie Kendrick says hostile fire has
not been ruled out.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi says the helicopter
was shot down by their forces.
A spokesman for the provincial government of southern
Helmand province, Daoud Ahmadi, says the helicopter went down
in the area of Lashkar Gah, the biggest city in the province.