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NATO helicopter shot down in Afghanistan; 4 killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban is claiming responsibility, saying two rockets were used to shoot down a NATO helicopter in southern Afghanistan, killing four troops.

Both U.S. and British troops are operating in the volatile Helmand region, part the Taliban's heartland.

NATO said in a statement the helicopter was brought down by hostile fire today.


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