Two ANA helicopters have collided in the Nawa district of southern Helmand province last night.

Reports indicated; the copters have crashed after the Afghan commandos were dropped to conduct a mission, one of the choppers was reportedly transporting the wounded soldiers.

Security sources in Helmand province say that between 8 to 15 security personnel have been killed in the collision incident.

According to the source, 8 to 15 ANA personnel, including the pilots have died in the helicopters.

Omar Zwak, A spokesperson to the Helmand governor told Khaama Press, that the incident has occurred, and the choppers had to push for an emergency landing.

He did not further provide any details, according to him casualties are not yet confirmed.

This comes as, in the past few days, fierce fighting has taken place between government forces and Taliban-affiliated fighters in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province, and in some districts of the province.