Afghanistan- Afghan army helicopter gunned down in Helmand

(MENAFN- Khaama Press) Afghan National army (ANA) helicopter crashed down in Kajaki district of southern Helman province on Saturday, as a result of which four Afghan soldiers were wounded.

According to the 215 Maiwand Corps, the helicopter was shot down while landing, with no accurate information on who committed the shooting.

An unknown source within the Afghan security forces reported that the Taliban insurgents had brought down a chopper; however, the Taliban militant group has not claimed responsibility for the downing so far.

'The helicopter was on its way to Kajaki district to transport supplies for the Afghan forces.' the source said. The source adds that two army soldiers had also lost their lives, and its pilots had severe injuries.

On the contrary, the spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Syed Ghafoor Ahmad Jawid in a statement said that the chopper had to make an emergency landing due to technical issues, and it did not leave any casualties.

Over the last couple of months, at least four helicopters of the Afghan forces were crashed down – the first was claimed as a shot down by the Taliban in Farah, and the two others reportedly crashed during an emergency landing in Paktia and Paktika, and the last one brought down in Helmand province.


Khaama Press

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