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CONGRESSMAN: Marines Killed In Afghan Helo Crash From Hawaii

A Hawaii congressman says all six Marines who were killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were based in Hawaii.

The helicopter crashed yesterday in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday she's saddened to hear of the deaths. Her spokeswoman says the congresswoman was notified Thursday evening that those killed were Hawaii-based Marines.

A defense official says there's no indication that the helicopter was hit by enemy fire.

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We are working to gather more details of where six Marines killed during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan were based.

NATO says there isn't any indication that the chopper was shot down, and that there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash in southern Afghanistan. The names and bases of the troops are still being withheld by the military.

In addition, four French NATO troops were killed in Eastern Afghanistan today, by an Afghan soldier who turned on his comrades.

This prompted French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, to say his country is suspending its training programs for Afghan troops.

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