Afghanistan: Three dies in army helicopter crashes



    Afghanistan: Three dies in army helicopter crashes

    Jan 3, Kabul: At least three Afghan soldiers have been killed in an army helicopter crashed in the eastern Logar province, officials said. 

    Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the MI-17 crashed Sunday because of technical problems. He said two other soldiers were wounded.

    The provincial governor's spokesman Salim Saleh confirmed the incident, saying it took place around 1:30 p.m. local time.

    Late last year, Taliban insurgents ambushed a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwestern Afghanistan. The militants killed three people in a shootout and captured 16 others who were on board.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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