2 killed, 10 wounded as NATO chopper crashes in E. Afghanistan
Two people were killed and 10 others sustained injuries as a chopper of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in east Afghanistan on Tuesday, a press release of the alliance said, Xinhua reported.
"Ten people were wounded and two killed after an explosion onboard an International Security Assistance Force helicopter that had just landed in eastern Afghanistan today," the press release added.
The helicopter was on the ground when an explosion of unknown origin occurred, it further said. However, it did not mention the exact place of the incident and the nationalities of those aboard.
Initial reports indicate there were 26 people onboard the aircraft, the press release said.
The landing site has been secured by Afghan and ISAF soldiers and the cause of the explosion is under investigation, the press release emphasized.