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Helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, two dead: NATO

world Updated: Jul 14, 2009 14:20 IST

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A helicopter carrying civilian contractors working for foreign troops crashed in Afghanistan on Tuesday killing two people on board in the south of the country, a spokesman for the NATO-led force said.

It was not immediately clear why the helicopter came down in the Sangin district of Helmand province, where US Marines, British and Afghan forces have been pressing assaults against Taliban strongholds in recent weeks.

"We can confirm that a civilian helicopter has gone down in Sangin district," the spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) told AFP.

"So far we have two people killed and one wounded, but that toll could change.