Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes During Taliban Training Exercise, Killing 3

A Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a Taliban training exercise in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, killing three, the group’s defense ministry said Saturday.

“An American Black Hawk helicopter, which was flown … for training, crashed due to a technical problem inside the campus of the National Defense University,” said Ministry of Defense spokesperson Enaytullah Khowrazmi, adding five people also were injured.

The Taliban took control of some U.S.-made aircraft after they seized power in the country just over a year ago.  It remains unclear how many are operational. U.S. forces deliberately damaged some military hardware as they left, and Afghan forces had flown some helicopters to central Asian nations.

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