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Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills 2 Coalition Members

Two members of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan have been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern part of the country.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the downing of the helicopter near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the incident is under investigation and has not ruled out the possibility of hostile fire.

There was no immediate word on the nationality of the two service members on board the helicopter.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.