1. AFGHANISTAN

    NATO Plane Crash Kills Four

    A US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies provides air cover as US soldiers are pictured on a hill near the scene of a helicopter crash during a recovery operation in the Pachir Wa Agam district of Nangarhar province on April 9, 2013. A NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killing two US troops, officials said, adding there was no insurgent activity in the area at the time of the incident. Taliban militants said they had shot down the helicopter, but the group often makes exaggerated claims of success on the battlefield against NATO forces and the US-backed government. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada        (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Four international NATO service members died on Saturday when their plane crashed in southern Afghanistan, reports the organization. Although there was no enemy activity reported in the area, the crash site has been secured and an investigation started. Thus far, neither the nationalities of the victims nor the exact location of the site have been released. In a statement to the press, the deputy governor of the southern Zabul province simply said that a foreign aircraft had crashed in the Shah Joy district.

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