Mar 18, 2019 10:42 Asia/Tehran
  • US drone crashes in Parwan province, Afghanistan

A US unmanned aerial vehicle crashed close to Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan this afternoon.

Iran Press/Asia: “At 2:50 p.m local time today (Monday), an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) suffered engine failure and crashed into a field approximately five kilometers south of Bagram Airfield in Parwan province,” the US Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement.

The statement further added that there were no injuries and the incident is under investigation, Khaama Press reported.

Bagram Airfield is one of the largest US military bases in Afghanistan and is home to thousands of US forces.

America's longest war continues to take lives and kill people in Afghanistan after 17 years. According to the United Nations, the number of civilians killed in a first half of 2018 reached an eight-year record high.

Also, based on United States Air Forces Central Command munitions data report, in 10 months between January to the end of October 2018, US dropped 5982 bombs on Afghanistan, which means nearly 20 bombs for a day, an increase of more than one-third compared to the previous year. 101/202/213

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