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Taliban Claims Downing Of Two Helicopters In Afganistan’s Daikundi Province

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Taliban Claims Downing Of Two Helicopters In Afganistan's Daikundi Province

Afghan Air Force Mi-8 Hip

Taliban members have downed two helicopters belonging to pro-government forces in Ajristan district of the Afghan province of Daikundi, the Taliban media wing reported.

According to the report, the first helicopter was downed at 6:00 pm local time in the Clink area in Ajristan district on September 6. It is not clear how much people were killed or wounded in the incident.

The second helicopter was allegedly downed in the same area on September 7 when 3 helicopters arrived to transfer the wounded pro-government fighters and the wreckage of the crashed helicopter. Taliban fighters opened fire on the helicopters and one of them crashed in Malistan district.

However, the Taliban media outlet was not able to provide photos or videos of the allegedly downed helicopters.

NATO forces and the Afghan government have not commented on the Taliban claims.

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