Accordign to local officials, a foreign pilot and two Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter contracted by NATO crashed inside an army base in northern Balkh province on Sunday.


Accordign to local officials, a foreign pilot and two Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter contracted by NATO crashed inside an army base in northern Balkh province on Sunday.

Maj. Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says three others, including another foreign pilot, were wounded when the MI-14 helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the base in Mazar-e Sharif city.
The chopper was due to take 10 army soldiers to northern Faryab province.

According to him, the crash was caused by a technical problem and the helicopter caught fire after it hit the ground.
The helicopter had 13 people on board and 3 of them were foreigners.


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