Afghan army helicopter crashes, 25 on board dead

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AFGHANISTAN: An Afghanistan Army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in the western Farah province on Wednesday, killing all those on board.

 

Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the governor of western Farah province, said two army helicopters were on their way to neighbouring Herat province when one lost control.

“Among the dead were the deputy army corps commander for western Afganistan and head of the Farah provincial council, both pilots and 23 passengers were killed.”, Mehri said.

Provincial council member Dadullah Qaneh said the helicopter hit a mountain peak in bad weather but a Taliban spokesman said the militants shot it down.

With inputs from Reuters

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