Four killed in Afghanistan chopper crashFebruary 12th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 12 (IANS) Four people were killed in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province Sunday after their contract helicopter for NATO-led forces crashed, a senior official said.
“A contract helicopter, which was transporting goods for international forces, crashed Sunday morning in Shinkay district of Zabul province,” Xinhua quoted deputy provincial governor Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar as saying.
All four crew were killed in the incident, he said
All the victims were foreign nationals, possibly from Tajikistan, the provincial governor said citing initial reports.
Rasoulyar said the chopper crashed near a foreign military base in the province, 340 km south of capital city of Kabul.
He said that a technical failure could be the reason for the crash since the weather was poor in the area when the incident happened.
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