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Afghan copter crash kills 2 NATO service members

Updated at 1:33 p.m. ET

(CBS/AP) Two NATO service members died in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, the alliance confirmed.

Maj. Lori Hodge, a spokeswoman for the alliance's International Security Assistance Force, said that the incident in Logar province, where coalition forces are staging an operation against insurgents, was under investigation. She didn't identify the nationalities of the service members.

Their deaths brought to six the number of foreign troops who have died this month.

In a text message, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, saying it shot down two helicopters, CBS News Kabul bureau chief Fazul Rahim reports. The Taliban has been known to take responsibility for attacks they may not have carried out and to exaggerate the damages in those attacks.

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