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Another chopper crashes in Paktia, 10 injured

Another chopper crashes in Paktia, 10 injured

KABUL: Ten people including the police chief for southern Paktika province were injured after an Afghan National Army (ANA) crashed in neighboring Paktia province on Wednesday, officials said.
Paktika governor’s spokesman, Shah Mohammad Arian, told Pajhwok Afghan News the ANA helicopter crashed inside the Thunder Military Corps base in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, in the afternoon.
“I and 10 soldiers were onboard, we all got injured but the police chief was not in the helicopter,” he said.
However, a police official, who wished to go unnamed, said 10 people including Paktika police chief, Col. Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai, were injured in the incident.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Defense in a statement rejected any helicopter had crashed in Paktia.
Two pilots were killed when an ANA helicopter crashed in Farah province this morning. (pajwak)