An Afghan military helicopter carrying weapons and munitions crashed during an emergency landing in western Afghanistan, killing at least four people including the pilot.
According to Afghan military officials, the aircraft was flying from Herat to the neighbouring Farah province on September 15 when it experienced technical problems.
The Ministry of Defense confirmed that the military aircraft crashed at around 8.20 pm. However, Defense ministry spokesperson Ghafor Ahmad Jawed said two pilots, two sharpshooters and an engineer died when the helicopter caught fire after an emergency landing.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed militants had shot down the enemy helicopter.