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NATO helicopter crash in Helmand, all killed on board

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizadahttps://www.khaama.com
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

According to local authorities in southern Afghanistan, a NATO civilian helicopter crashed in southern Helmand province on Monday, killing all three on board.

The officials further added, the incident took place on Monday afternoon at Shawol area of Nad-e-Ali district.

Provincial Security Chief Kamaluddin Sherzai confirming the report said, the NATO helicopter crashed due to technical problems.

Mr. Sherzai further added, there are immediate reports regarding the casualties as a result of the incident.

Marjan Haqmal District Security Chief for Nad-e-Ali also said, the Russian made helicopter had possibly crashed due to technical problems.

In the meantime a spokesman for the Taliban militants group Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility behind the incident and said that their fighters shot down the NATO helicopter.

He said, all the passengers on board were killed.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement confirmed the incident and said that crash site has been identified and investigations have been started.

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