22:47 GMT07 August 2020
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    KABUL (Sputnik) - Two Afghan soldiers were injured in an emergency landing of a Black Hawk helicopter in southern Helmand province on Monday, Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor has confirmed.

    Zwak said that another military helicopter rescued pilots following the emergency landing.

    According to a security source cited by Afghanistan’s TOLOnews, the helicopter was carrying wounded soldiers and was attacked by insurgents.

    Earlier in the day, local residents in Helmand’s Kajaki district said that "the helicopter crashed and caught fire at around 08:30 [05:00]."

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    emergency landing, Black Hawk, Helmand, Afghanistan
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