A helicopter crashed in an Afghan army base in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan amid fears several people on board have been killed or wounded.

A spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps Mohammad Hanif Rezaie confirmed the incident and said the helicopter crashed at around 7:30am local time in the Shaheen Corps headquarters.

Rezaie further added that the helicopter belonged to a foreign firm and was about to leave for Faryab province when it crashed and caught fire.

According to Rezaye, four public order police soldiers, 4 army soldiers, and 2 national police soldiers were on board when the helicopter crashed.

The officials are saying that the helicopter has likely crashed due to technical issues but there are no reports available regarding the casualties toll.

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