Afghan militants fired at a US military aircraft with RPG in Afghanistan (video)

KABUL (BM) – According to information provided by the U.S. military, the C-130 military transport aircraft, carrying out a cargo dump for U.S. military personnel, was unexpectedly attacked by Afghan militants, learned citing news agency Aviapro.

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At least one shot from an RPG was fired at the plane, while the projectile flew several tens of meters from the aircraft.

“The US Air Force told the details of the shelling of the S-130 by militants in Afghanistan. According to the military, terrorists attacked a US military aircraft with RPG during the discharge of cargo for military personnel at one of the advanced bases in the region. Air cover was provided by the MQ-9 Reaper strike UAV. A missile passed a plane,” reports in Telegram, a military observer community.

On the presented video frames you can see directly the moment of the liquidation of the Afghan militants using an unmanned aerial vehicle, however, experts pay attention to the fact that the terrorists are relatively close to the positions of the US military.

It clearly indicates that the militants possess information about the delivery of US military cargo and know the current situation in the region.

Experts, in turn, doubted that the militants used RPGs, since the range of hitting targets in the latter is very limited, and therefore, it may well be about the use of MANPADS.


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