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26 January, 2020

Missile hit helicopter with Ukrainian pilots in Afghanistan

Pilots received minor injuries

Helicopter with Ukrainian pilots was hit by missile in Afghanistan. It is reported by TV8.

The Mi-8 helicopter of Moldovan airline was attacked in the city of Kayaki. At the time of shelling from an RPG grenade launcher the helicopter was on the ground.

There were three crew members inside the helicopter, including a mechanical engineer and a pilot from Ukraine. They were slightly injured, and the co-pilot from Moldova was not injured.

All pilots were evacuated on another helicopter and hospitalized to provide medical care, they were soon discharged. Nothing threatens their health.

The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan reported that the incident occurred for technical reasons.

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