Three dead in Afghan Army helicopter crash

Afghan Army helicopter crashes, killing three soldiers because of technical problems

Photo by: AP (Archive )
Photo by: AP (Archive )

An Afghan policeman looks at the wreckage of a crashed Turkish helicopter on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 16, 2012.

Three Afghan soldiers were killed after an army helicopter crashed in the eastern Logar province, according to Afghan officials.

Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the MI-17 crashed Sunday due to technical problems. He also said two other soldiers were wounded in the incident.

The crash was confirmed by the spokesman for the provincial governor, Salim Saleh, who said it took place around 1:30 pm.

Late last year, Taliban militants ambushed a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwestern Afghanistan. The militants killed three people in a shootout and captured 16 others who were on board the helicopter.

TRTWorld, AP