Foreigner among the dead in Taliban ambush on helicopter

KABUL (TIP): The Afghan defense ministry says a foreign national was among three people killed when Taliban insurgents ambushed a helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwestern Afghanistan.

The ministry said the privately contracted Mi-17, which was carrying military personnel, was forced to land in Faryab province on Tuesday after suffering a technical problem.

Today’s statement also said that two foreigners were among 18 people captured in the raid.

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