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Afghan Army helicopter collapses

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Kabul, Sept 30, IRNA -- Spokesman for the governor of Parwan, Afghanistan, announced that an army helicopter crashed in 'Kuh Safi' city, killing or injuring eight.

Wahide Shahkar told local media on Sunday that the incident happened on Saturday night and the helicopter collapsed due to a technical failure.

Zabihullah Mujahid, who introduces himself as a spokeswoman for the Taliban group, claimed on his social page cyberspace that the helicopter was targeted by Taliban forces during the operation of the Special Forces of the Afghan Army and that all its passengers were killed.

Over the past four years, nine Afghan army helicopters have fallen in various accidents, according to Afghan sources.

Afghan Defense Ministry today announced in a statement that 27 members of ISIL terrorist group were killed in an air strike in Khogyani city, Nangarhar Province, and destroyed a major hideout.

Afghan National Security Agency also announced that a Taliban suicide attacker training center in Nahr Seraj has been destroyed during a special operation in Helmand province.

According to the agency's announcement, six hideouts were destroyed in the operation, which killed 20 Taliban and wounded 22 others, and the Taliban have not responded to this.


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