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  26 Sep 2022, 12:24
Update : 26 Sep 2022, 15:29

Six killed in second Pakistan chopper crash in over a month

ISLAMABAD, Sept 26, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Six Pakistan servicemen were killed in a

helicopter crash in southwestern Pakistan, the military said Monday, the
second deadly chopper incident in just over a month.

The helicopter went down near Khost, a small town in Balochistan province
bordering Afghanistan and Iran.

"A helicopter on a flying mission crashed late last night. Six personnel --
including two army majors (both pilots) embraced shahadat(martyrdom) in the
crash," the military said in a statement.

No further details were given about the cause of the crash or type of
aircraft. The area where the helicopter came down has not been hit by recent
flooding.

In early August, six Pakistan servicemen including one of the army's top
commanders were killed when their helicopter crashed during flood relief
operations in Balochistan.

Fierce monsoon rains have caused devastating flooding in Pakistan this year -
- particularly in Sindh and Balochistan provinces.

More than 1,600 people have died, 323 in Balochistan.

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