A Mil Mi-17 helicopter of the Afghan National Army (ANA) crashed in Jaghato district, Maidan Wardak province as a result of a technical malfunction.
There were at least three fatalities.
“At least three people died in the incident and another was injured,” read the statement.
The wounded man was transferred to Kabul for further treatment, the ministry said.
But the Taliban claim the Afghan army helicopter was shot down in the Jaghatu district.
They said the helicopter was downed while trying to supply security force members who were under siege.