Afghan army helicopter crash kill 25 people

 Saturday, November 3, 2018 

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At least 25 people were killed when an Afghan army helicopter crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, NAM News Network reported citing officials. Both pilots and 23 passengers were killed.

 

Although the Taliban claimed its militants brought it down, Farah provincial governor spokesman Nasir Mehri asserted that the aircraft crashed due to “bad weather” in Anar Dara district. Provincial council member Dadullah Qaneh said the helicopter hit a mountain peak in poor weather en route to neighbouring Herat province.

 

Both pilots and 23 passengers were killed. Among the dead were the deputy army corps commander for western Afghanistan and head of the Farah provincial council.

 

Senior government and military officials often travel by helicopter in regions where the Taliban has a large presence, NAM News Network reported.

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