KABUL: Eleven people, including seven US and three soldiers, were killed on Thursday in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Kandahar, , the Nato spokesman said. The cause of the crash, which Afghan authorities said was in the Shah Wali Kot, was under investigation, the Isaf said in a statement.
“The crash resulted in the deaths of four Isaf service members, three US soldiers, three members of the Afghan National Security Force, and one Afghan civilian interpreter,” Isaf said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for shooting down the helicopter. The area where the helicopter went down is an insurgent hotbed and supply route, lying north of Kandahar city near Zabul and Uruzgan provinces.
A spokesman for Nato said all the foreign troops on board the helicopter were Americans. The Taliban shot down a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopterin August 2011, killing all 38 people on board, including 25 US special operations soldiers.