In the crash of an army helicopter in western Afghanistan, the 25 occupants were killed, this is reported by local officials. The helicopter collapsed in the Anar Dara district in the Farah province in the west of the country.
A spokesperson for the governor of the province said the crash was as a result of the weather or technical problems, but the Taliban has already confirmed that they have brought down the helicopter.
On board the aircraft were two pilots and 23 passengers, among them the head of the provincial council of Farah. Many other high-ranking people would have been on board. The aircraft, along with a second helicopter, was on its way to the nearby Herat province.