A military helicopter has crashed in Afghanistan’s central province of Wardak, killing nine soldiers and their crew.
The Afghan Defense Ministry said the helicopter crashed in central Afghanistan, killing nine soldiers on board, while an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash, according to the reports.
The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement that the accident took place in Maidan Wardak Province and that the dead included personnel and special forces officials.
Provincial officials and Afghan Defense Ministry sources said the helicopter was hit by a rocket while landing.
According to TOLOnews, a bus carrying government employees exploded in the capital Kabul, killing four civilians and injuring 14 others.
Police said the bus carrying government employees exploded in the Sir Kotal area of Kabul, while sources said the bus was carrying employees of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
According to eyewitnesses, the victims were shifted to a nearby hospital.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Earlier this week, a bus carrying government employees was attacked in Kabul, killing five civilians, including four women.
Officials said 13 people were injured in the incident, while TOLOnews reported that 144 people had been killed and 214 injured in various incidents in Afghanistan in the past 18 days.
A car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s western Herat province last week killed at least eight people and injured 47 others.