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Taliban Militants Shoot Down Afghan Army Helicopter in Northern Baghlan Province

Sputnik News

08:19 09.10.2016(updated 08:33 09.10.2016)

According to media reports, Afghan Army Mi-17 helicopter was shot down by the Taliban militants in country's northern province of Baghlan while attempting to deliver weapons to the base under siege close to the provincial capital of Pol-e-Khomri.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Afghan Army Mi-17 helicopter was shot down by the Taliban militants in country's northern province of Baghlan while attempting to deliver weapons to the base under siege close to the provincial capital of Pol-e-Khomri, local media reported Sunday.

There are no official reports on the casualties but the helicopter crew is reportedly dead, Khaama news agency reported.

Taliban has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with long-standing Taliban insurgency and other extremist factions operating in the country.

Sputnik



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