3 Killed Army Helicopter Crash, says Defence Ministry

An Afghan army chopper crashed in the country’s eastern Wardak province on Tuesday night, killing three crews and injuring another, the Defence Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

“An MI-17 helicopter of the army crashed in Jaghato district due to technical problem on Tuesday night and unfortunately three crews lost their lives and another sustained injury,’’ the ministry said.

The Wardak province, with Maidan Shar as its capital 35 km west of the national capital Kabul, has been the scene of the Taliban-led insurgency over the past couple of years.

The armed group had gained ground in Nurkh and Jalriz districts  as of May.

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