NATO helicopter lands under fire in Afghanistan

By the Associated Press | September 30, 2011 | 10:45 AM EDT

Afghan police and security forces investigate the scene of an explosion in Herat, western Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. A police officer says a bomb set up on a motorbike exploded near Herat airport, killing one female policewoman and two civilians. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says one of its helicopters made a "precautionary" landing after coming under small arms fire in southern Afghanistan.

The alliance says the CH-47 helicopter was conducting a medical evacuation and had one patient on board in Friday's incident.

It says in a statement that shortly after the landing, another military helicopter arrived and took the patient, passengers and crew to a nearby NATO facility. The statement does not report any casualties suffered as a result of the helicopter incident.

NATO says the landing site has been secured and efforts are under way to recover the helicopter. No other details were released.