- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Six U.S. troops were killed in a helicopter crash on Tuesday in southern Afghanistan.

Other media reported the troops were NATO members; Fox News confirmed the troops were part of the NATO force but were Americans.

“The cause of the crash is under investigation,” NATO said in a statement reported by Fox News. “However, initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time”

Military officials suspect engine failure is the cause of the crash, CNN reported.

The names and ages, or job titles, of the U.S. service members are not yet known. Reuters reported they’re part of the International Security Assistance Force and that the death toll is the highest to hit this force in months.



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