Video: Shocking Footage Shows Moment Afghan Mi-17 Helicopter Being Shot Down

Video: Shocking Footage Shows Moment Afghan Mi-17 Helicopter Being Shot Down

As we have reported earlier, on March 18, 2021, the Afghan Army Mil Mi-17 helicopter crashes after being shot down killing nine onboard in the Maidan Wardak province.

In a statement, it said that four crew members of the MI-17 helicopter along with five security personnel were killed in the crash, in the Behsud district of Maidan Wradak province. The incident happened at around 1:30 am on Thursday when four army helicopters were carrying special forces, equipment, and food to Behsud.

Now the video obtained by TOLO news shows the infrared homing surface-to-air missile is seen hitting the helicopter. 

Unfortunately, official sources do not comment on this video.

The sources added that the army’s Mi-17 helicopter landed in Behsud district to transfer bodies of police force members and their relatives to Kabul and was targeted immediately after it took off from a base in Behsud.

The Ministry of Defense has vowed revenge for the attack on an Afghan Air Force helicopter by a local militia commander Alipoor who has admitted that his men had downed the chopper in Maidan Wardak province.

Fawad Aman, a spokesman for Defense Ministry, said that based on their investigation and evidence, the Afghan Air Force helicopters “were attacked by Alipoor’s militia in Behsud district.”

“The Ministry of Defense will revenge for the attack at any cost,” he said.

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