NATO Plane Crash Kills Four

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A US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies provides air cover as soldiers near the scene of a helicopter crash participate in a recovery operation in the Pachir Wa Agam district of Nangarhar province on April 9, 2013. According to officials, a NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan killing two US troops.

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.