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Afghan army general dies in helicopter crash

IANS  |  Kabul 

An army general has been killed and several army personnel wounded after a helicopter crashed in western Badghis province, sources said.

"Brigadier General Muhayuddin Ghori, commander of National Army's 207th Zafar Corps based in western Herat province, was killed after an ANA chopper crashed in Mori Chaq late Tuesday," Xinhua news reported quoting a military official on anonymity, on Wednesday.

The Badghis region has witnessed heavy clashes between security forces and Taliban militants over the past couple of months.

The crash was caused by a technical failure in the aircraft, any insurgent involvement was ruled out.

An official statement on the incident is, however, still awaited.

The security forces' casualties have risen recently as they struggle against a surge in attacks by Taliban militant group and other anti-government fighters.



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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 08:06 IST