Army Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan, 9 Killed

Kabul: Nine people, including a pilot and five security force members, on board an Mi-17 helicopter belonged to Afghan army were killed after it crash landed in Behsud district in Maidan Wardak province, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Thursday, Tolo news reported

The Defense Ministry said the incident his under investigation.

Meanwhile, a source said the incident happened at around 1:30 am on Thursday when four army helicopters were carrying special forces, equipment, and food to Behsud.

“While landing, one of the helicopters was shot and taken down by illegal armed men,” sources said.

However, it’s not yet confirmed by the officials.

Mohammad Karim Rahimi, an Afghan pilot, was killed in the Mi-17 helicopter crash in Maidan Wardak, sources said. (Tolo news)

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