Five UK troops die in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Coalition force Isaf confirms heaviest death toll in single day this year for foreign forces following alleged technical failure

A British helicopter has crashed in Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, the Ministry of Defence announced.

A spokesman for the coalition force Isaf released a statement confirming the five soldiers had died aboard the aircraft which came downon Saturday in mountainous terrain about 80 miles outside Kandahar in the south.

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