Kabul: Five Nato troops died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, the US-led military coalition said.
The coalition said in a statement it was investigating the circumstances of the crash but gave no other information. The nationalities of those killed were not released, citing its policy that home countries should identify their casualties.
The deaths bring to seven the number of international troops killed in Afghanistan this month.
The Nato force is preparing to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan at the end of this year, and it has already turned over the job of fighting the Taliban insurgency to the Afghan army and police.
Violence has increased in Afghanistan ahead of the Nato withdrawal and also in the weeks leading up to the country's April 5 election. Preliminary results of the vote are due later Saturday.