6 American troops killed in Afghanistan plane crash
Published December 17, 2013FoxNews.com
Six Americans have been killed in a plane crash in southern Afghanistan, Fox News confirms.
The service members were part of the International Security Assistance Force.
NATO says there is currently no fighting in the area.
"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.
According to Reuters, the incident is the largest death toll to hit the international force in months.
Deputy governor of southern Zabul province, Mohammad Jan Rasoolyar, says a NATO helicopter crashed in the remote district of Shajau.
It was not immediately clear if he was describing the same incident.
Fox News' Conor Powell and The Associated Press contributed to this report.