In a major international mishap, an Afghan Army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan.
It is unlikely that anyone could have survived the accident.
It is believed that the aircraft crashed due to bad weather in Anar Dara district.
There are also claims from the Taliban that its fighters brought the helicopter down.
If none survived the accident, this means that pilots and 23 passengers were killed.
Among the dead were the deputy army corps commander for western Afghanistan and head of the Farah provincial council, local sources said.
Senior government and military officials often travel by helicopter in regions where the Taliban has a large presence.>