Three die in ANA helicopter crash in Maiden Wardak province

At least three Afghan Air Force personnel died and one other was wounded Tuesday night when a military helicopter crashed in Maidan Wardak province, officials confirmed.

The Ministry of Defense said in a news release that an M-17 helicopter crashed on Tuesday night in Jaghato district of Maidan Wardak province due to technical problems.

“At least three people died in the incident and another was injured,” read the statement.

The wounded man was transferred to Kabul for further treatment, the ministry said.

But the Taliban claim the Afghan army helicopter was shot down in the Jaghatu district.

They said the helicopter was downed while trying to supply security force members who were under siege.