The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has rejected Taliban’s claim of downing a military helicopter in Helmand province, saying the chopper had an emergency landing due to the technical problems.
Fawad Aman, the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, said on Thursday that the Taliban’s claim about the downing of an army helicopter in Helmand province is incorrect.
Aman noted that the helicopter had an emergency landing last night in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province due to technical problems.
According to him, the Ministry of Defense is investigating how the helicopter made an emergency landing.
Earlier, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban, said that the group had downed an army chopper when it tried to target the group.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense announced yesterday evening that an army “Black Hawk” type helicopter had an emergency meeting in Nahr-e Saraj district at around 6:35 PM.
MoD said in a statement that no one was injured in the incident, but Ataullah Afghan, chairman of the Helmand Provincial Council, told Reporterly today that three people were killed and four others were injured in the incident.
According to the head of Helmand Provincial Council, the killed of the incident include two soldiers of Greshk district and a soldier of Nawa district of Helmand province.