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9 injured as ANA helicopter crashes in Paroon

9 injured as ANA helicopter crashes in Paroon

May 11, 2011 - 14:13

ASADABAD (PANinfo-icon): A helicopter belonging to Afghan National Army (ANA) crashed into the capital of eastern Nuristan province on Wednesday, injuring nine people, including the pilot, the governor said.

The ANA helicopter crashed into a tree in Paroon, the provincial capital, at 12:15pm, Nuristan governor Jamaluddin Badr told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Four helicopters were landing inside a compound of National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) when the incident occurred, he said.

Two seriously injured personnel were taken to Kabulinfo-icon for treatment, Badr said. The chopper was damaged.

Police chief, Shamsur Rahman Zahid, earlier said four people, including the pilot, were injured when the helicopter performed an emergency landing.

The Talibaninfo-icon said they shot it down. Zabihullah Mujahid, the rebel spokesman, claimed nearly a dozen foreign troops were killed.


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