At least two people were killed and two others were wounded after a helicopter made an emergency landing on Saturday, officials at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed.
Despite earlier reports of no casualties, an MoD spokesman, Jawed Ghafoor, confirmed the two people were killed and two others were wounded when an Afghan Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Maruf district of Kandahar province.
Earlier, Kandahar police chief Tadin Khan said the helicopter made an emergency landing in the district, adding that "the helicopter was transferring troops from the (provincial) center to the district.” He said there had been no casualties but the helicopter caught fire.
No further details have been provided.
However, the Taliban tweeted that their fighters had shot down the helicopter.