5 injured in Kabul helicopter crash

ANI | Updated: Mar 05, 2018 14:41 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 5 (ANI): As many as five people were injured when a foreign contractor helicopter crash landed at a military base in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Sunday, Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on Monday.

According to officials, the helicopter crashed at the Marshal Fahim Military Academy near Qambar square in the city.

The spokesman for the MoD, Dawlat Waziri was quoted by the TOLOnews as saying that the helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from the military academy. He added that five people, who were injured in the incident, are in a stable condition. The injured were all foreigners.

According to reports, the helicopter is owned and operated by a private company, responsible for assisting at a construction site at the academy.

The military academy in Kabul was the site of a suicide attack in January, which killed 10 soldiers. The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack. (ANI)