The Afghan Minister of Defence and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission announced that an Afghan army fighter and a foreign drone crashed on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan.
According to the Afghan Minister of Defence, an MD-530 fighter crashed on his return from a training mission in Kandahar.
The declaration indicates that the crash is due to a technical problem.
In addition, a NATO combat drone crashed in Afghanistan’s Helmand province in the south of the country.
According to informed military sources, the drone crashed on Wednesday, April 10 after an engine failure.
“One of our unmanned aircraft suffered an engine failure and crashed today in Helmand province. We are working to recover it,” NATO said in a statement.
Helmand is one of the relatively unstable provinces in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban actively operate in some of its districts and often attempt to launch attacks against the government and security institutions.
NATO forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of restoring peace, destroying terrorists and improving the well-being of the people. After more than 18 years, not only have they broken their promises, but they have also had to negotiate with the Taliban.