6 Nato soldiers killed in plane crash
18 December 2013, 08:16
Kabul - Six Nato soldiers were killed in a plane crash in
southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, Nato said, the largest death toll in a single
incident to hit the international force in months.
"The cause of the crash is under investigation,
however, initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at
the time," a Nato statement said.
The Nato-led Isaf military command declined to say where
the soldiers were from, which province they died in or how exactly the crash
Aircraft crashes are not uncommon in mountainous
The worst such incident was in August 2011, when the
Taliban shot down a transport helicopter, killing all 38 people on board
including 25 US special operations forces.
About 84 000 Nato-led troops are serving in Afghanistan,
including about 60 000 from the US.
That number is expected to be reduced to about 10 000 by