MoD investigating UK helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defence said it was investigating the circumstances of a UK helicopter crash that killed five service personnel in Afghanistan, but could not confirm the nationality of the troops involved.

An MoD spokesman said: "We can confirm that a UK helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today.

"The incident is under investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further until families have been notified."

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Tributes paid to servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Family and colleagues have paid tribute to the five servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence has now released the names of the men, the youngest of whom was 26 years old.