A NATO helciopter crashed in southern Kandahar province Afghanistan on Thursday killing at least 11 people on board.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “An ISAF helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today.”

The source further added, “The crash resulted in the deaths of four International Security Assistance Force service members, three United States Forces-Afghanistan service members, three members of the Afghan National Security Forces, and one Afghan civilian interpreter.”

The statement did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident and nationalitieis of the deceased NATO service members however ISAF officials said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

International Security Assistance Force generally do not disclose identities of the NATO soldirs killed in Afghanistan saying, “It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”

In the meantime Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident and said the Black Hawk helicopter was shot down by Taliban fighters in Shahwali Kot district.

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