A RAF Puma helicopter, similar to the UK Puma Mk 2 helicopter which crashed in Afghanistan, killing two service personnel from the RAF, Oct. 11, 2015.
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By Fazul Rahim / NBC News
October 12, 2015

Two U.S. servicemembers were among five people killed in a military chopper crash in Afghanistan’s capital, officials said Monday.

The deadly incident comes less than two weeks after six U.S. airmen were killed in a plane crash in Afghanistan.

The NATO-led coalition said Sunday that a British military helicopter had crashed at the mission’s headquarters in the Afghan capital of Kabul. It described the crash as an accident but initially did not give the nationalities of any casualties.

In a subsequent statement issued Monday, the coalition said that two American servicemembers, two British servicemembers and one French civilian contractor died…

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