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Six troops were killed when military chopper crashed in southwest Pakistan


(MENAFN) According to the military's public relations wing, a Pakistani army helicopter crashed during a nighttime mission in southern Balochistan province, killing all six military men on board.

Based on the report, all six people on board the aircraft, including two pilots, were killed in the disaster, which occurred only weeks after a similar chopper crash in August that killed six people, including Quetta Corps commander Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali.

The fatal crash occurred during a "flying operation" in Khost's Harnai locality in Balochistan province. There has been no explanation for the crash, which is still under investigation.

Former Pakistani federal minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry stated that helicopter flight was becoming risky and that engineering study was required.

"Heli flying is getting dangerous this needs engineering evaluation, too many crashes ...RIP Braveheart's all were too young to die," Chaudhry wrote on Twitter on Monday.

On Monday, local media claimed Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) sources as reporting that six Pakistan Army personnel, including two majors, were killed in the chopper accident.

“All six personnel on board, including two pilots, have embraced shahadat,” the ISPR asserted, confirming the fatalities of 39-year-old Major Khurram Shahzad (pilot), 30-year-old Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal (pilot), 44-year-old Subedar Abdul Wahid, 27-year-old Sepoy Muhamad Imran, 30-year-old Naik Jalil and 35-year-old Sepoy Shoaib.

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