Russian helicopter attacked in Afghanistan

A Russian helicopter flying missions for the UN came under fire in Afghanistan, a Moscow source familiar with the situation told Interfax on Friday.

A Russian helicopter flying missions for the UN came under fire in Afghanistan, a Moscow source familiar with the situation told Interfax on Friday.

The crew and passengers onboard the helicopter were not injured during the attack.

"The helicopter came under fire as it flew from the capital of Kabul to the city of Gardez on November 27. The crewmembers heard the sound of metal scraping while in mid-air. They made a decision to immediately land the helicopter at the airport of Gardez," the source said.

After the helicopter landed safely, the crew found two bullet holes in its side, he said.

The cargo being transported by the helicopter was not damaged in the attack either, the source said.

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