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    Military Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan, Three People Dead - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On September 2 a military helicopter crashed at an Afghan military base in the country's northern province of Balkh, with some people feared to be dead, Khaama Press news reported.

    The incident occurred at 7:30 a.m. local time (03:30 GMT), which was confirmed by a spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps Mohammad Hanif Rezaie, the Khaama Press news agency reported.

    The official pointed out that the helicopter, which belonged to a foreign company, was set to leave for Faryab province.

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    Four public order policemen, four army soldiers, and two national police officers were reportedly on board when the helicopter crashed.

    Three people, a foreign pilot and two army soldiers have died as a result of the crash. Four people have been injured, according to a representative of the military command.

    According to other officials, the helicopter is likely to have crashed due to a technical failure.

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