MI-17 crash kills three Afghan soldiers

Three Afghan soldiers were killed and one injured on Sunday when an Air Force MI-17 helicopter crash-landed in Afghanistan's central Logar province, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense.

"The helicopter crash-landed around 11:20 this morning during flight training due to technical failure," the statement read.

The Afghan army has used MI-17s as transport helicopters, but due to a lack of attack helicopters, guns and rockets were mounted on some of them.

The helicopters are mostly purchased by US from Russia and given to Afghan army for use. 

Last update: Sun, 03/01/2016 - 15:01

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