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Black Hawk helicopter crashes during Taliban training exercise, killing three

KABUL: A Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a Taliban training exercise in Afghanistan‘s capital Kabul, killing three, the group’s defence ministry said on Saturday.
“An American Black Hawk helicopter, which was flown … for training, crashed due to a technical problem inside the campus of the National Defence University,” said ministry of defence spokesperson Enaytullah Khowrazmi, adding five people were also injured.
The Taliban took control of some US-made aircraft after they seized the country just over a year ago. It remains unclear how many are operational. US forces deliberately damaged some military hardware as they left and Afghan forces had flown some helicopters to central Asian nations.

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