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Latest News Wires Seven American, 4 NATO troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

NATO said it is investigating the cause of the crash in Kandahar province, a region that is a traditional Taliban stronghold.

By Heidi Vogt and Kay JohnsonAssociated Press / August 16, 2012

A Black Hawk helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan killed 11 people on Thursday morning, including seven American troops and four Afghans, the NATO military coalition said. A Taliban spokesman claimed the insurgents shot down the aircraft.