Official: British helicopter crashed near Kandahar City

Map of Afghanistan showing Kandahar.
A Kandahar governor spokesman said the crash took place near Kandahar City. Credit: ITV News

A British helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan that killed five service members, took place near Kandahar City, a spokesman for Kandahar governor Tooryalai Wesa told Reuters.

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