• publish: 2 September 2020
  • time: 11:33 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 15171

Afghan Air Force chopper carrying bodies of fallen soldiers crashes in Takhar

An Afghan Air Force helicopter crashed in Rustaq district in Takhar province on Tuesday afternoon, officials confirmed.

According to the governor’s office, the helicopter had been transporting the bodies of fallen Afghan soldiers back to Kabul when the crash happened.

Early indications state the helicopter crashed due to a technical problem. No injuries were reported.

Takhar is one of the more volatile provinces in Afghanistan where the majority of districts are contested.

On August 20, a serious clash between insurgents and security forces claimed the lives of 14 security force members.

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