Three dead in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Armenpress 13:07, 2 September, 2018

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 2, ARMENPRESS. Three people were killed and three more were injured as a result of a military helicopter crash in in the Balkh province in Afghanistan, TASS reported citing local reports.

"Mohammad Hamid Rezayee, a spokesman for 209 Shaheen Military Corps, has confirmed one pilot and two soldiers were killed in today's helicopter crash at the base in Mazar-e-Sharif. Three others injured," the TOLOnewsTV channel’s Twitter account said.

Earlier, the TOLOnews channel reported that a military helicopter caught fire at the Shaheen military corps in northern Balkh. The crash took place at 7:55 am local time (6:55 Moscow time). All injured persons are now in hospital.

The Khaama Press news agency reported that crash might have happened due to a technical fault.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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