Three killed as US Black Hawk helicopter crashes during Taliban training

Five people were also injured in the incident, says spokesperson


Reuters September 11, 2022
Black Hawk Helicopter. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

KABUL:

A Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a Taliban training exercise in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing three, the group's defence ministry said on Saturday.

"An American Black Hawk helicopter, which was flown ... for training, crashed due to a technical problem inside the campus of the National Defence University," said Ministry of Defence spokesperson Enaytullah Khowrazmi, adding five people were also injured.

The Taliban took control of some US-made aircraft after they seized the country just over a year ago. It remains unclear how many are operational.

US forces deliberately damaged some military hardware as they left and Afghan forces had flown some helicopters to central Asian nations.

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