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Mi-17 helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan, 9 killed

Christian Fernsby |
Nine on board a special forces helicopter were killed after it crash landed in Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan on Wednesday night, the country's defence ministry said on Thursday.

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According to the official news agency, a Mi-17 helicopter crash landed in Behsud district in Maidan Wardak late Wednesday.

Nine people, including a pilot and five security force members of the Afghan army were killed in the crash, the Ministry of Defense was quoted as saying.

"Afghan Ministry of Defense confirms that a Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in Behsud district, Maidan Wardak province, on Wednesday night in which four crew members and five security forces were killed," TOLO news agency said in a Twitter post.

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