Russian helicopter chartered by UN comes under attack in Afghanistan


A Russian helicopter came underneath attack while landing at the airport in the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, and suffered devastation, an informed source has told Interfax.

The helicopter UTair was chartered by the UN calling, the source said.

“Unknown men opened small arms fire on the Mil Mi-8 when it was vexing to land at the airport in the city of Kunduz. The helicopter was carrying four crewmembers and commuters. The pilots managed to leave the gunfire zone, yet the post-flight examination showed that the helicopter had niches in the external tank, fuselage and tail,” the source said.

Nil of the people onboard were injured, he said.

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