A NATO helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven international soldiers and four Afghans, the International Security Assistance Force said.
Three US soldiers, four other members of the US-led NATO mission, three members of the Afghan security forces and an Afghan civilian interpreter were killed, ISAF said.
"The cause of the crash is under investigation," it added, without giving further details.
Taliban insurgents claimed to have shot the helicopter down.
"Our mujahideen (holy warriors) shot down an ISAF helicopter in Chenarto area of Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar province at around 11:00 am (0630 GMT)," Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi told AFP.
"The helicopter was destroyed and all the crew and soldiers inside the chopper were killed."
The ISAF statement did not use its normal phrasing for a helicopter crash, which includes the line that no enemy activity was reported in the area.
Helicopter crashes are fairly frequent in Afghanistan, where the 130,000-strong NATO mission relies heavily on air transport.
Last August, an American Chinook was shot down by the Taliban near Kabul, killing eight Afghans and 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs from the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden in neighbouring Pakistan earlier that year.
It was the deadliest single incident for American troops in 10 years of war in Afghanistan.
On March 17, a Turkish helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of Kabul, killing 12 Turkish soldiers and two Afghan civilians.
NATO combat troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan gradually and hand over responsibility for national security to Afghan forces by the end of 2014.