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UPDATE: NATO helicopter shot down in Afghanistan, 4 troops killed

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KABUL, Afghanistan (WKOW) -- The U.S. military says the four NATO troops who were shot down over southern Afghanistan were Americans.

In a statement, NATO said the helicopter was brought down by hostile fire Wednesday in Helmand province. U.S. and British troops are operating in that area, which is part of the Taliban's heartland.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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