KABUL: At least nine people were killed when two Afghan National Army (ANA) MI-17 helicopters “crashed due to technical issues” in Nawa district of Helmand early on Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.
The MoD stated that the incident happened at 1:15am local time and is being investigated.
Previously, security sources said that between eight to 15 people were killed after two helicopters collided in Nawa.
The incident happened after the helicopters had dropped commandos off and were carrying wounded security forces, the sources said.
Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor, confirmed there was an incident in Nawa district but has not provided details.