An Afghan Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing due to technical issues in southern Helmand province, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Sunday.
The incident happened early Sunday in Nahr-e-Siraj district of the province. The helicopter was then destroyed in an airstrike, the statement said, adding that “the crew members of the helicopter had been transferred safely to Shurab air base.”
However, the statement did not provide further details.
This comes as the Afghan security forces are currently fighting insurgents in 10 provinces in the country.
On Saturday, the interior and defense ministries said clashes had intensified in the last two days in 10 provinces across the country – resulting in an increased casualty toll among all warring parties.
According to officials, in these fights, the Afghan security forces, Taliban and Daesh militants suffered heavy losses.