KABUL, Afghanistan - A helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing one member of the U.S.-led coalition and injuring another in what was the second deadly air crash in the country in a week, NATO officials said.
The crashes come as U.S. officials are grappling with tough talk from Afghan President Hamid Karzai, whose recent anti-American rhetoric has complicated relations at a time when international troops are withdrawing from the war.
Capt. Luca Carniel, a spokesman for the coalition, said that there was no enemy activity in the area when the helicopter went down and that the cause of the crash was being investigated. Officials did not release the type of helicopter that crashed, or the nationalities of the casualties.