NATO confirmed that a Puma model Mk2 helicopter, engaged in the mission “Resolute Support” in Afghanistan, crashed to the ground yesterday afternoon at the international airport of Kabul, causing the death of five soldiers and injuring five more people. In a press release issued by the press office of the mission itself, it should be noted only that the incident was not the result of a hostile attack by the Taliban and that its causes are still under investigation. The results will be announced at the appropriate time.
In the meantime from London, the Ministry of Defense announced that two of the victims were British soldiers belonging to the Royal Air Force (Raf), the military aviation of the United Kingdom. “Investigations are carried on, but we can confirm that it was an accident and not a rebel attack”, stressed the Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon. “It is with great regret that the Ministry of Defense announces the death of the two men from his staff, belonging to the 230° and 33° squadron of the Royal Air Force”, recites the Ministry’s black-edged page. The details of the two British soldiers and the nationality of the other victims have not yet been spread.