2 pilots killed in military helicopter crash in N. Afghanistan
"The Afghan Air Force (AAF) MD-530 helicopter crashed in Kaparak locality of Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of Baghlan roughly at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The site of crash was secured by army personnel," the ministry said in a statement.
"Two AAF pilots lost their lives and no one was hurt on the ground," the statement noted.
The crash was caused by a technical failure, the statement said, adding that the ministry will conduct an investigation into the incident.