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Helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan: NATO

A helicopter with the international military force crashed today in southern Afghanistan, NATO said.

world Updated: Mar 29, 2010 15:57 IST

A helicopter with the international military force crashed today in southern Afghanistan, NATO said.

According to initial reports, no one died in the crash, NATO said. All personnel on board were evacuated to nearby medical facilities.

Jilani Farah, deputy police chief in Zabul province where the crash occurred, said 14 people were injured, including international service members, three Afghan soldiers and one Afghan policeman.

The Taliban have posted a message on their Website claiming responsibility for the crash in Atghar district.

NATO said the crash was still being investigated, but that there was no indication that insurgents shot down the aircraft.