Report: German Helicopters Shot At in Afghanistan, Nobody Injured

A German Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter from the 64 German Air Force squadron and Chinook helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sit on the flight line at Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany, on Oct. 24, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)
A German Air Force Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter from the 64 German Air Force squadron and Chinook helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sit on the flight line at Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany, on Oct. 24, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Charles Rosemond)

BERLIN -- German news agency dpa says German transport helicopters in Afghanistan have been shot but that nobody was injured.

The agency reported Wednesday that the CH-53 helicopters were flying from Kunduz to the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Tuesday night when they were fired at by people on the ground. German troops returned fire.

The German defense ministry could not be reached for comment.

It was not immediately clear how many helicopters were involved and who shot at them.

Some 1,300 German soldiers are stationed in Afghanistan as part of NATO's training mission "Resolute Support."

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