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Afghan helicopter crash kills 11, including foreign troops

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Afghan helicopter crash kills 11, including foreign troops

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Eleven people have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, including three American soldiers and four other foreign troops.

The Taliban says it shot down the Black Hawk which reportedly crashed in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province.

ISAF says it is investigating the cause of the crash which also killed three members of the Afghan National Security Forces and one Afghan civilian interpreter.

The area where the helicopter went down is an insurgent hotbed and supply route, lying north of Kandahar city near Zabul and Uruzgan provinces.