KABUL (Reuters) - NATO-led forces have found a foreign helicopter which crashed in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week, the alliance said on Friday.
The helicopter had been chartered by Netherlands-based catering and logistics contractor Supreme Global Services from a firm called Airfreight Gulf, according to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
“ISAF forces have helped identify the crash site in eastern Afghanistan of an MI-8 helicopter missing since Monday night,” ISAF said in a statement on Friday, referring further enquiries to Supreme Global Services.
A spokesman for Supreme declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding the helicopter crash or whether there were any casualties.
Deen Mohammad Darwish, a spokesman for the governor of Logar Province, south of Kabul, said a helicopter had made an emergency landing on Wednesday in the province’s remote Kharwar district.
Supreme is a large contractor providing catering and logistics services to NATO-led troops throughout Afghanistan.
Reporting by Golnar Motevalli; Editing by Paul Tait