Three dead in Afghanistan helicopter crash
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