Military helicopter crash kills 5 service members in Afghanistan
"ISAF is still in the process of reviewing the circumstances to determine more facts," the International Security Assistance Force said. It did not provide details of their nationalities.
"Today at 11 a.m. an ISAF helicopter crashed due to technical problems in Takhteh Pol district. As a result five ISAF soldiers were killed," spokesman Dawakhan Minapal said.
The United States has been at odds with President Hamid Karzai, who has refused U.S. entreaties to sign a bilateral security agreement that would permit about 8,000 U.S. troops to remain in the country after the formal U.S. withdrawal at the end of the year.
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